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Statement recommends more exercise for those with type 2 diabetes
12/09/2010 - Obese individuals and those with type 2 diabetes should exercise at least 150 minutes per week, according to a new joint policy statement from the American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.
Genetics are important in diabetes risk, but more research is needed
12/09/2010 - Genetic factors may play a large role in the development of obesity and, consequently, type 2 diabetes, but more research is needed to be able to turn this information into useful therapies, according to a new study from University of Oxford researchers.
Computer model may help speed the pace of type 1 diabetes research
12/09/2010 - The pace of type 1 diabetes research is often agonizingly slow, while the cost of studies remains high. This may prevent further breakthroughs in treating the disease. In an effort to remove these stumbling blocks, a team of computer scientists recently developed a virtual model that will enable researchers to test their hypotheses online rather than in clinics.
Age may be a major factor in determining thyroid cancer treatment
12/08/2010 - A recent report from the University of Wisconsin suggests that how thyroid cancer affects patients may vary with age, and treatment should be based on this knowledge, according to EmpowHer.
Risk of death from obesity identified
12/08/2010 - Obesity is becoming one of the largest public health concerns in today's society. While the condition has generally been linked to an increased risk of a number of health problems, including heart disease, certain cancers and type 2 diabetes, studies have been unable to determine the specific level of obesity at which risk is the greatest, until now.
Videogames may help youths make better lifestyle decisions
12/08/2010 - The obesity epidemic has spread to preteens and young adults in recent years. Some adolescents have even been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, a team of researchers is reporting that videogames may help combat this development.
Nitrates found in hot dogs and green leafy vegetables could increase thyroid cancer risk
12/07/2010 - According to a recent report from a group of researchers at the National Cancer Institute, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic, nitrates may be increasing thyroid cancer rates in women, EmpowHer reports.
Hypothyroidism may contribute to loss of pregnancy
12/07/2010 - This week, Dr. Carrie Jones - a naturopathic physician with a focus on women's health and hormones - spoke to EmpowHer about pregnancy and thyroid issues. The doctor began by saying that she sees a number of women who are looking to become pregnant after having several miscarriages.
Study shows osteoporotic vertebral and hip fractures increase the risk for death
12/07/2010 - A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveals that vertebral and hip fractures as a result of osteoporosis may increase the risk of death. The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study looked at a total of 7,753 randomly selected people aged 50 years and older.
Thyroid-altering PBDEs found in contaminated butter
12/07/2010 - Researchers are currently discussing what is referred to as the worst documented case of food contamination with polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in the country, according to Health Day. The scientists report that they found high levels of PBDE - which can alter thyroid hormone levels - in butter, which may be the first time this type of contamination has occurred as a result of packaging.
Research shows Arctic animals and humans experience pollution-induced thyroid damage
12/07/2010 - According to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Arctic animals and fish - including polar bears, ivory gulls and Greenland sledge dogs - have shown signs of pollution damage, such as thyroid disruption. Much of the toxins that have reached the North Pole are ingested by Americans every day.
A nutrient-rich diet may prevent osteoporosis
12/07/2010 - A nutrient-dense diet high in vegetables, fruit and whole grains may reduce the risk for low-trauma fracture, particularly in older women, according to the results of a study reported online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, MedScape reports.
Combination treatments involving insulin may lead to improved blood sugar control
12/07/2010 - Combining cutting edge medications with traditional treatments may provide the best results to individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from University of North Carolina researchers.
Many young diabetics smoke, few doctors warn them of the consequences
12/06/2010 - Smoking is known to dramatically increase an individual's risk of heart disease. However, the problem is even more severe if that person has type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Despite this danger, many with the disease continue to use tobacco.
Researchers discover molecular function that increases type 2 diabetes risk
12/06/2010 - In a study that could have major implications for the treatment of metabolic disease like type 2 diabetes, a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health has discovered a molecular switch that can turn off cellular mechanisms that protect against aging and metabolic dysfunctions.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation mourns the death of Ron Santo
12/03/2010 - Fundraising efforts for research aimed at findings a cure for type 1 diabetes took a hit recently, as former All-Star third baseman Ron Santo, a major supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, has died.
Air pollution may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
12/03/2010 - Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing obesity-related insulin resistance, which often develops into type 2 diabetes, according to new researchers from Ohio State University.
Researchers find proteins that could aid in osteoporosis treatment
12/03/2010 - Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified an activator in a pair of proteins that belong to a protein family which plays key roles in human metabolism and immune function. The discovery could provide new and potentially more effective therapeutic approaches to diseases ranging from diabetes to osteoporosis.
Yoga may help those with thyroid conditions
12/03/2010 - According to statistics by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), approximately 27 million Americans have been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder.
High cost of care may lead to worse condition for some diabetics and their families
12/02/2010 - Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes is often extremely expensive. Caregivers must pay for frequent doctor visits, testing supplies and specific food items. However, a new study has found that all of this expense may impair the ability of families to supply health food for their children, which often leads to health complications.
Researchers find clues for treating Graves' disease
12/02/2010 - Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified a compound that prevents overproduction of thyroid hormone. The finding brings scientists one step closer to improving treatment for Graves' disease.
Researchers may have found a connection between osteoporosis and heart disease
12/02/2010 - Norwegian studies indicate that people with osteoporosis have a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and vice versa. Now researchers believe they have found a biological system that may explain both disease processes.
German citizens living near nuclear waste dump experience high thyroid cancer rates
12/02/2010 - Newly published figures from the Lower Saxony, Germany state cancer registry show that in the area around Asse - the site of a nuclear waste dump - some cancer rates and thyroid problems are higher than normal.
Frequent dieting may increase risk of diabetes
12/02/2010 - Yo-yo dieting may contribute to changes in the brain that contribute to overeating and weight gain during periods of stress, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania. This state may significantly increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Study shows obesity may increase risk for osteoporosis
12/02/2010 - A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that having too much internal abdominal fat may increase the risk for osteoporosis.

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