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Fish Oil Lowers Triglycerides With Little or No Glycemic Effect in Type 2 Diabetics. WESTPORT, CT (Reuters Health) Oct 2 - The results of a meta-analysis of 18 trials conducted over a 10-year period show that fish oil supplementation for patients with type 2 diabetes lowers triglycerides but has no statistically significant effect on glycemic control.

Shaman Senior Vice President Receives Distinguished Novartis Award in Diabetes SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--Sept. 22, 2000-- Shaman Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  today announced that Gerald M. Reaven, M.D., Shaman Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Professor Active Emeritus at Stanford School of Medicine, is the recipient of the distinguished second annual Novartis Award for Long-standing Achievement in diabetes, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Jerusalem on September 20, 2000.

Two Studies Suggest Link Between Insulin Signaling and Diabetes, Appetite, Obesity and Infertility Sept. 21, 2000 /PRNewswire/ -- Two research studies being released this week by scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center and their colleagues suggest two locations in the insulin signaling system that may result in type 2 diabetes and several conditions frequently associated with this form of diabetes, namely the inability to control appetite, obesity and even infertility.

Insulin receptors tied to appetite, weight gain  September 21, 2000. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a study that suggests the brain could be a prime target in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, researchers have found that insulin receptors in the brains of mice are involved in appetite, weight gain and fertility.

Obesity hormone may curb sweet tooth September 19, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - If you can't stomach the thought of trading in your morning sticky bun for a bowl of bran flakes in the name of good health it may be a hormone--not a character flaw--that is to blame.

Diabetes Patient Embarks on 4-Month 'Ultra-Marathon' 'Dutch patient to journey through Europe to raise awareness about illness INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2000 /PRNewswire/ -- A Dutch patient with diabetes hopes to raise awareness about his illness, appropriate treatment and the importance of exercise as he runs more than 6,000 kilometers through nine countries during the next four months. 

America's Lost Sweet Tooth  September 8 2000, UTICA, N.Y. (Reuters/Zogby) - If forced to give up a food group, most would choose sweets, according to a recent Zogby America survey.

The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine's Experts Available to Offer Solutions to the Diabetes Epidemic NEW YORK, Aug. 24 2000 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's warning from the Centers for Disease Control about the snowballing diabetes epidemic is old news at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine, where clinicians have been reversing and preventing Type 2 diabetes with drug-free protocols for many years.

Excess blood sugar may boost free-radical production  NEW YORK, Aug 25 2000 (Reuters Health) - Excess sugar in the blood appears to increase the production of free radicals--byproducts of normal metabolism that have been linked to aging and heart disease, US researchers report.

Send Kids Back to School with Good Nutrition American Dietetic Association Offers Tips CHICAGO, Aug. 11 2000 /PRNewswire"A balanced breakfast, consisting of foods containing carbohydrate, sugar , protein and fat, gives a constant release of energy, delaying symptoms of hunger for several hours. ``Breakfast should be included as part of an overall healthy eating plan,'' says Zanecosky.

A spoonful of bran helps the blood sugar go down  Thursday August 31 2000, NEW YORK (Reuters Health), "..Liu said while US dietary guidelines emphasize carbohydrates, as illustrated by the USDA's food guide pyramid, they need to stress the importance of whole grains....".

New Study Suggests Honey May Increase Recuperation After Workouts ORLANDO, Fla., June 22 2000 /PRNewswire

The Effect of Fat vs Carbohydrates on the Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes60th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association  Day 1 - June 10, 2000 The Effect of Fat vs Carbohydrates on the Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes, by James Lenhard, MD

Not Only Sugar Is Sweet By Alexandra Greeley Informative article on sugar published by the FDA

Congress Seeks to Kill Federal Sugar Advice If the House of Representatives has its way, the federal government will no longer advise consumers about how much refined sugar to consume.  That dietary advice is critically important in a nation where sugar consumption is higher than ever and obesity rates are soaring.  The report for the House Agriculture Appropriations bill calls on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to eliminate the advice on sugar in its Food Guide Pyramid.  Critics are charging that the food industry snuck that language into the report.

Sugar Consumption ‘Off The Charts’ Say Health ExpertsHHS/USDA Urged to Commission Review of Sugar’s Health Impact WASHINGTON - Citing Americans’ sharp increase in sugar consumption, a broad array of health and nutrition experts have asked the federal government to commission a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on the health consequences of sugar consumption. In a letter to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the experts cited medical evidence indicating that diets high in sugar can promote obesity, kidney stones, osteoporosis, heart disease, and dental caries.

Low-carbohydrate diet helps diabetics NEW YORK, Jan 04 2000 (Reuters Health) -- A low-carbohydrate, calorie-restricted diet can help people with type 2 diabetes get their blood sugar under control when standard dietary changes and drug treatment have failed, according to California researchers. At least in the short run, the diet may help patients avoid having to take insulin to control their disease.

Sugar Substitutes Americans Opt for Sweetness and Lite by John Henkel"Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at suppertime ..."

Ron Rosedale, M.D. - Insulin and Its Metabolic Effects Ron Rosedale, M.D.
Insulin and It's Metabolic Effects

Presented at Designs for Health Institute's BoulderFest August 1999 Seminar "So the idea of the medical profession to go on a high complex carbohydrate, low saturated-fat diet is an absolute oxymoron, because those high complex carbohydrate diets are nothing but a high glucose diet, or a high sugar diet, and your body is just going to store it as saturated fat. The body makes it into saturated fat quite readily."

Diabetics Improve Health With Very High-Fat, Low Carb Diet   By Cameron Johnston Special to DG News SAN DIEGO, CA -- June 15, 1999 -- A very high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet has been shown to have astounding effects in helping type 2 diabetics lose weight and improve their blood lipid profiles.

Eat Healthy With the Diabetes Food Pyramid As Your Guide  "...Yes, foods with carbohydrate -- starches, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products -- will raise your blood glucose more quickly than meats and fats, but they are the healthiest foods for you. Your doctor may need to adjust your medications when you eat more carbohydrates. You may need to increase your activity level or try spacing carbohydrates throughout the day.

Sugar, not fat, is biggest threat June 1, 2000 Critique of USDA guidlines

U.S. sweetener group in battle over sugar-obesity link

Diet for a Healthier America May 27, 2000: Highlights of dietary guidlines, and interesting politics ove sugar. Check "Pressure on Sugar Intake."

Separating Fact from Fiction in SUGAR BUSTERS By the Sugar Association

Sugar Myths -- A Trick or Treat? Another Pro-Sugar article

Experts Say Sugar Is Not Fattening Mar.2000



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