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For those with diabetes ‘” there’s more to it than carbs

For years the debate has raged about the best diet. Should it be high or low in carbohydrates? In fat? In protein? Two articles in the January issue of the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” adds some new information to the debate.

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New Survey Results Show Huge Burden of Diabetes

Nearly 13 percent of US adults age 20 and older have diabetes, but only 60 percent of them have been diagnosed. Find new data in the February 2009 issue of Diabetes Care, which posted a pre-print version of the article online at http://diabetes.org/diabetescare

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Study examines burden of diabetes on US hospitals

A new study the extent of hospital admissions for individuals with diabetes and its economic burden in the US.

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A Person in Britain is Diagnosed with Diabetes every 3 mins

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes has soared by 50 per cent in just a year. An analysis of official figures shows at least 150,000 new cases last year up from 100,000 in 2007. It represents one new sufferer every three minutes.

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Diabetic youth may try unhealthy dieting tactics

Research published in Diabetes Care shows that some diabetic youth use unhealthy approaches to weight loss. These tactics including fasting, using laxatives and diet aids, vomiting and missing insulin doses.

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Melanoma Increase Is Real

The increase in the potentially deadly skin cancer melanoma that has occurred over the last several decades can’t be linked just to better screening and earlier detection of the cancer, according to a new study.

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Melanoma Rates on the Rise in U.S.

New cases of the deadly skin cancer melanoma are increasing among men and women in the United States, particularly among older men, researchers report.

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Skin cancer puts people at higher risk of new cancer

PEOPLE who have been treated for skin cancer have an increased risk of developing a new primary cancer according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Diabetes Slows Brain Function

Diabetes patients had normal reaction times and normal perceptual speed. But they were slower on tasks requiring rapid and precise processing of new verbal information. The defects involved speed and not verbal fluency. These findings are from a a study of 570 adults aged 53 to 90, including 41 patients with “relatively mild” type 2 diabetes, who undergo mental function exams every three years. Will apprear in the January issue of Neuropsychology.

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Adult-onset diabetes slows mental functioning in several ways, with deficits appearing early

Adults with diabetes experience a slowdown in several types of mental processing, which appears early in the disease and persists into old age. Given the sharp rise in new cases of diabetes, this finding means that more adults may soon be living with mild but lasting deficits in their thought processes. A full analysis appears in the January issue of Neuropsychology.

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