Fast Food Accounts For 14 Percent Of Caloric Intake For American Kids

Kids – or their parents – might be making smarter choices when they visit fast food restaurants, even though burger joints are still the most popular drive-through stops, according to the results of a new a new study. Researchers from the Center of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Washington in Seattle report that American kids get about 14 percent of their daily caloric

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Overnight Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Found To Be Safe And Effective For Teens

Overnight closed-loop insulin delivery – which acts like an artificial pancreas and delivers insulin doses automatically – has proved to be safe and effective at controlling blood glucose levels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, researchers recently found. While the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring systems that are currently available on the market are considered open loop – they measure blood glucose levels in

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U.S. Trails Two Dozen Other Nations In Physicians Per Capita

Two dozen other countries top the United States when it comes to having enough doctors to go around. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. ranks 25th internationally in physician count per capita, with only 2.5 available doctors per 1,000 patients. Greece topped the list with 6.2 physicians per 1,000 patients. This is not the first time America has been called

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Diabetes Patients On Metformin Show Better Lipid Profile

Chinese researchers found that type 2 diabetes patients taking metformin – one of the first lines of defense in the treatment of the disease – attained a better overall lipid profile compared with those who took glipizide. That’s important news for those with type 2 taking metformin, since 60 percent of all type 2 deaths are related to cardiovascular disease, and higher levels of lipids,

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Eating White Rice May Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

An examination of several studies that included a total of 350,000 people has linked high consumption of white rice with an increase in type 2 diabetes. A comparison of the studies that were conducted in China and Japan, where white rice is a staple, indicated that people there were 55 percent more likely to develop the disease than Asian people who ate the least rice.

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