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  1. Mediterranean Diet Alone May Lower Diabetes Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Adults at risk for heart disease who eat a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil can lower their chances of developing diabetes, even without restricting calories or boosting exercise, new research suggests. In the study, Spanis

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  2. Many With Diabetes Don't Realize Disease Can Harm Vision

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of adults who are losing their vision to diabetes have been told by a doctor that diabetes could damage their eyesight, a new study found. Vision loss is a common complication of diabetes, and is caused

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  3. Typical Gum Disease Treatments Won't Help Ease Diabetes, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Typical, nonsurgical treatment of gum disease in people with type 2 diabetes will not improve their blood-sugar control, a new study suggests. There's long been a connection between gum disease and wider health issues, an

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  4. Diabetes Drug Tied to Weight Loss in Obese Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children who don't have type 2 diabetes but take the diabetes drug metformin while improving their diet and exercise habits seem to lose a bit of weight. But it isn't much more weight than kids who only make the lifestyl

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  5. Type 2 Diabetes Might Raise Risk of Liver Cancer

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes might be at somewhat higher risk of developing liver cancer, according to a large, long-term study. The research suggests that those with type 2 diabetes have about two to three times grea

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  6. Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of diabetes drug may lower cancer risk in women with type 2 diabetes by up to one-third, while another type may increase the risk, according to a new study. Cleveland Clinic researchers analyzed data from mor

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  7. FDA to Lift Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it is lifting the tough safety restrictions it imposed on the diabetes drug Avandia two years ago because of reported links to heart problems. The agency's deci

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  8. Needle-Free, Daily Test for Diabetes Shows Promise

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have to prick their fingers multiple times a day to monitor their blood sugar levels, but researchers report that someday patients may be able to do that simply by checking their breath. A hand-held devic

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  9. Meat Products Could Raise Diabetes Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- To avoid developing type 2 diabetes, you may have been told to watch your calories and kick up your activity level. Now researchers say there's something else you might consider: your so-called dietary acid load. And that might

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  10. Kidney Patients May Gain From Less Salt

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing salt consumption improves the heart and kidney health of people with chronic kidney disease, according to a small new study. The findings suggest that restricting salt intake may help prolong kidney disease patients' l

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