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Diabetics can cut risk of heart disease in half by managing blood sugar levels

December 22nd, 2005

The results of a 17 year study of 1441 patients with type 1 diabetes published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine shows that very tight control of blood sugar levels substantially reduced the risk of heart attack and strokes.

The chance of having any cardiovascular disease decreased by 42 percent, and the chance of a heart attack or stroke was reduced by 57 percent, when compared with type 1 diabetes patients following a conventional diabetes management routine. This study is the first to clearly show that controlling blood sugar reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

One out of three US youth likely to fail cardio fitness test

December 21st, 2005

Eat with people who eat a lot and you’ll probably eat more too

December 17th, 2005

Patients turn to online health info, but still trust their doctor first

December 13th, 2005

Good and bad news about holiday weight gain

December 13th, 2005
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