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  1. Brown Fat Transplants May Spur Weight Loss

    Dec. 10, 2012 -- Mice given brown fat transplants lose weight and avoid the kinds of metabolic changes that lead to type 2 diabetes, even on high-fat diets, a new study shows. Scientists hope the same approach may one day lead to treatments for obesity and diabetes in people. Unlike white fat, which

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  2. Sleep Apnea Treatment May Lower Heart Risks

    Dec. 15, 2011 -- In addition to improving sleep, an effective treatment for sleep apnea can also improve blood pressure and other risk factors for heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, new research shows. Continuous positive airway pressure therapy, or CPAP, helps patients with sleep apnea brea

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  3. Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Memory Loss

    Feb. 2, 2011 -- Older people with large waistlines, high blood pressure, and other risk factors for a condition called metabolic syndrome may be at greater peril for experiencing memory loss, a new French study suggests. Metabolic syndrome is a common condition characterized by a cluster of symptoms

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  4. Fish Oil Improves Metabolic Syndrome

    Aug. 18, 2010 -- A diet rich in omega-3 fish oil or healthy monounsaturated fats found in oils such as olive and canola may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors known to increase risk for heart attack and diabetes. Features of metabolic sy

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  5. Many in U.S. Have at Least 1 Heart Risk Factor

    April 26, 2010 -- Nearly half of the U.S. population has at least one of three diagnosed or undiagnosed chronic conditions -- high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes -- all major risk factors for heart disease, the leading cause of death among Americans, according to a new CDC study. Data

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  6. Breastfeeding May Reduce Diabetes Risk

    Dec. 3, 2009 -- There is more evidence that breastfeeding benefits moms as well as their babies. Breastfeeding was shown to significantly lower a woman’s risk for developing metabolic syndrome in a study reported today by researchers with Kaiser Permanente. The longer the women in the study breastfe

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  7. Kudzu May Help Ease Metabolic Syndrome

    Aug. 28, 2009 -- Kudzu, a fast-growing vine widely considered a nuisance because it covers everything in its path, may be set for a medical makeover. A new study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, shows that kudzu root extract may help curb symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

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  8. Fresh Take on Fructose vs. Glucose

    April 21, 2009 -- New research shows big differences in how the sugars fructose and glucose are metabolized by the body. But the findings have little relevance to the current debate about whether high-fructose corn syrup is a bigger dietary villain than other sugars added to processed foods, experts

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  9. Metabolic Syndrome? Nuts!

    Dec. 8, 2008 -- Here's part of the answer to the metabolic syndrome: Nuts! Older adults at high risk of heart disease are more likely to reverse their metabolic syndrome if they go on the Mediterranean diet -- and eat 2 tablespoons of mixed nuts each day. The metabolic syndrome is a combination of f

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  10. Hard Exercise Curbs Metabolic Syndrome

    July 7, 2008 -- Metabolic syndrome, which makes diabetes and heart disease more likely, may have met its match in exercise -- especially when it gets intense. People with metabolic syndrome have at least three of the following traits: Large waist circumference Low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol

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