Tue Jan 6, 2004
By JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press Writer
PHILADELPHIA - Drinking more coffee may reduce the risk of developing the most common form of diabetes, a study found.
Compared to non-coffee drinkers, men who drank more than six eight-ounce cups of caffeinated coffee per day lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by about half, and women reduced their risk by nearly 30 percent, according to the study in Tuesday's issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
Wed Dec 31, 2003
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDayNews) -- Gastric bypass surgery has become a popular option for obese people who want to shed pounds quickly, but researchers say diabetics also have something to gain from the procedure.
They have found the surgery controls type 2 diabetes, even when the patient is not obese, according to a report in the January issue of the Annals of Surgery.
Thu Dec 25, 2003
By Merritt McKinney
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diabetes may impair older people's ability to carry out activities of their daily lives, such as getting up out of a chair and climbing stairs, according to the results of a new study.
That diabetes, which is on the rise in the elderly, can affect functional abilities is no surprise, but there is controversy over whether such decline is caused by diabetes itself or by chronic illnesses that are more common among diabetics.
Tue Dec 23, 2003
By Merritt McKinney
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but new research suggests that nuts, grains, leafy green vegetables and other foods high in magnesium may keep diabetes at bay.
In two new studies, people who consumed the most magnesium in their diets were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. This type of diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to the effect of the glucose-processing hormone insulin.
FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDayNews) Nov 21 -- Buckwheat may help people with diabetes better manage their condition.
That's the conclusion of a Canadian study in the Dec. 3 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
University of Manitoba researchers found that extracts of buckwheat seed fed to diabetic rats lowered their blood glucose levels by 12 percent to 19 percent.
Fri Dec 12, 2003
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Foot ulcers are a common problem for diabetics, and now researchers have come up with a simple scoring system that predicts which ulcers will heal with standard therapy. In general, ulcers that are larger, deeper and of longer duration are less likely to heal than others.
To develop their scoring system, Dr. David J.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose aspirin is much less effective in preventing heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes than in other high-risk individuals, new research reveals.
Dr. Michele Sacco, from the Consorzio Mario Negri in Italy, and other members of the Primary Prevention Project (PPP) Collaborative Group note that low-dose aspirin reduces the risk of heart disease-related death by more than 40 percent when used by patients with at least one heart disease risk factor.
GENEVA (Reuters) - An explosion in diabetes cases over coming decades could compound the problems of health care in the developing world, already battling killer diseases such as AIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.
Population growth and changing diets could cause the number of sufferers in the developing world to more than double in 30 years to around 285 million from 115 million at present, the United Nations agency said.