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Maternal Diet Sets Up Junk Food Addiction in Babies

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 02, 13, 10:02 AM 0 Comment

April 30, 2013 (Newswise) — Research from the University of Adelaide suggests that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, high sugar diet by the time they are weaned.

In laboratory studies, the researchers found that a junk food diet during pregnancy and lactati

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Smoking Affects Heart Surgery Outcome Even a Year After Quitting

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:18 PM 0 Comment

January 2, 2012 (Newswise) — Smoking cessation even a year prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery does not fully normalize the changes smoking has made to the saphenous (leg) veins used for the surgery and may lead to later graft failure, according to a study published in the January 2013 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Sun Yongxin, MD and col

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People With Type 2 Diabetes Improved Muscular Strength

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

September 22, 2009 (EurekAlert) - Physical therapist-directed exercise counseling combined with fitness center-based exercise training can improve muscular strength and exercise capacity in people with type 2 diabetes, with outcomes similar to those of supervised exercise, according to a randomized clinical trial published in the September issue of Physical Therapy, the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).Type 2 diabetes is associated with numerous health c

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Childbearing Increases Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

September 22, 2009 (Newswise) - Childbearing is associated directly with future development of the metabolic syndrome abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, insulin resistance and other cardiovascular disease risk factors and for women who have had gestational diabetes, the risk is more than twice greater, according to a study co-authored by University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers published in the American Journal of Obstetrics a

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Embarrassing Illnesses No Bar to Information Sharing

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

July 23, 2009 (EurekAlert) - People with potentially 'stigmatizing' medical conditions are just as likely as those with less stigmatizing illnesses to allow their personal information to be used for health research. A new study, published in the open access journal BMC Medical Ethics, found that the purpose of the research and the type of information to be collected were more important in determining patients' consent choices. In particular, they were very wary of allowing their personal infor

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