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2014-07-31 05:14:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is no question that the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are beneficial for your health, and that they can lower the risk of many diseases and increase the longevity of your life. The results of the various studies, however, are not consistent. The question under debate, therefore, is how much is enough to reach these benefits? An international team of researchers, led by the Harvard School for Public Health, performed...

Eating Red Meat Associated With Increased Risk Of Diabetes
2013-06-18 12:53:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine has drawn an association between red meat consumption and Type-2 diabetes. This is hardly the first time red meat has been accused of increasing a person´s risk of Type-2 diabetes, but what makes this study different from the rest is its size. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and the National University of Singapore conducted this study as a...

Weight Training In Men Lowers Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
2012-08-07 11:50:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has found that weight training is linked with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. And in the study, consisting of more than 32,000 men, researchers found those who engaged in weight training and aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes per week had the greatest reduction in risk. It has already been long-known that regular exercise can prevent type 2 diabetes. But the latest research, published in the online edition...

2012-06-01 09:11:14

It´s a Friday morning and you find yourself hungry for breakfast. Instead of heading for the fridge and pouring yourself an ice cold glass of orange juice, you might just want to grab an orange and drink some plain water instead. These are the findings of a new study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that revealed that women who decided to drink plain water instead of sugary drinks, such as juices or soda, had less of a chance of developing...

Type 2 Diabetes Increased With Shift Work And Irregular Schedules
2011-12-07 09:50:20

A new study published in the journal PLoS Medicine highlights the increased risk of type 2 diabetes for women who juggle irregular work and sleep cycles and the increasing risk entailed the longer that schedule is maintained. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases steadily increases among female nurses with the years of shift work she puts in, the study found. The study, led by Frank Hu, M.D., a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in...

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Could Help Prevent Diabetes
2011-11-27 06:09:46

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol could help keep some women from developing diabetes, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health claim in a new study. According to Reuters reports, the study, which has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has discovered that middle-aged females who consume large amounts of refined carbohydrates and drink moderate amounts of alcohol have a 30% lower risk of being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes than non-drinkers with...

2011-04-16 06:55:00

Harvard University researchers suggest in a new study that diet sodas and other drinks with sugar-substitutes, once blamed for increasing the odds of developing diabetes, are not guilty. Researchers followed a group of men for 20 years and found that those who drank sugary beverages were more likely to get diabetes, but the same was not true for those who drank diet soft drinks and other artificially-sweetened beverages. The authors, reporting in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,...

2005-09-14 10:20:00

If you are overweight, new research shows how important it is to control your blood pressure besides trying to lose those extra pounds. Scientists studying nearly 250,000 people in France found that only overweight people who also had high blood pressure were at significantly greater risk of dying of heart-related problems than normal-weight people. Overweight people with normal blood pressure faced no increased risk. This doesn't mean that extra pounds aren't dangerous, because overweight...

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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
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This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.