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September 17, 2012
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Study looks at diabetes risk by ancestry
    Women in London with South Asian, African and African Caribbean ancestry who suffered from central obesity at middle age were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than their British European counterparts, according to a study in Diabetes Care. However, central obesity at middle age did not appear to increase the risk of diabetes in men with South Asian, African and African Caribbean ancestry. (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Higher breast cancer risk seen in older women with type 2 diabetes
    An analysis in the British Journal of Cancer revealed that postmenopausal women who had type 2 diabetes faced a 27% increased risk of breast cancer. Researchers could not definitively explain the association, but they said hormonal changes associated with being overweight could play a role. WebMD (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • One-on-one health coaching may bolster health
    A study by the Principal Financial Group showed 34% of participants who had personalized health coaching moved from a high-risk category to a lower-risk category of developing diabetes or having a heart attack or stroke. Researchers also found the number of participants who were at lower risk of medical conditions grew by more than 11%. (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Rural adults are more obese than urban counterparts
    Data from the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey revealed nearly 40% of adults in rural areas were obese, compared with 33% of those living in urban communities. Researchers also found that rural adults were more likely to be obese if they were married or black, while urban adults had a higher obesity risk if they were older, black, had lower education, were sedentary or had a higher percentage of calorie intake from fats. The results appear in the Journal of Rural Health. HealthDay News (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study finds exercise affects how people respond to food cues
    Women who looked at pictures of food after working out for 45 minutes paid less attention to them, according to a Brigham Young University study that suggests exercise affects how people respond to food cues. The study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise included obese and average-weight women, and found the same results for both groups. Medical News Today (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Social networking may curb exercise time
    The amount of time students spend on social-networking sites reduces the amount of time they are active and exercising, according to research from the University of Ulster. Online surveys from 350 students also showed Facebook users were less likely to play team sports. The results were slated for presentation at the annual conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology. HealthDay News (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Technology 
  • NYC becomes first city to prohibit large sugary drinks
    New York City's health board voted 8-0 with one abstention on Thursday in favor of restricting the sale of sugary drinks in sizes larger than 16 ounces. Despite claims that such a ban restricts personal freedom, the Health Department said it has received a favorable response from the public. The approval of the bill is a major step to curb obesity and save lives, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. Reuters (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ADA News 
  • Diabetes Innovation 2012, Sept. 23 to 25, Arlington, Va.
    Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, will convene all stakeholders for a groundbreaking, immersive activity at the Hyatt Crystal City. Not just a conference, but a call to action, Diabetes Innovation 2012 will provoke thought, innovation and action that address the cost, productivity and quality-of-life impact of diabetes on our society. Use promo3vip for $300 off! Learn more about Diabetes Innovation 2012 and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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