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Pet ownership may improve diabetes self-care in adolescents

Pet ownership may improve diabetes self-care in adolescents
June 30, 2015

Pet ownership can have a beneficial effect on adolescents with type 1 diabetes, with younger children in particular having improved glycemic control after several months spent caring for a pet fish, according to research in The Diabetes Educator.

In a pilot program designed to test behavioral intervention in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, researchers found the structured care of a pet fish helped to improve HbA1c levels by providing activity-based cues to better perform diabetes self-care behaviors.

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Low vitamin D may lead to poor outcomes, infections in patients with cirrhosis

June 30, 2015
Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels were found to be associated with advanced liver disease, poor outcomes and infectious complications in patients with cirrhosis…
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No seasonal variation in 25-(OH)D levels found for primary hyperparathyroidism

June 30, 2015
Primary hyperparathyroidism disease severity and seasonal variation in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were not apparent in the northeastern United States, according to…
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Preventable risk factors related to half of CV deaths in US adults

June 30, 2015
Preventable risk factors accounted for half of CV deaths in U.S. adults aged 45 to 79 years from 2009 to 2010, according to an analysis published in the Annals of
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Combined weight loss, vitamin D reduces inflammation in cancer

June 30, 2015
Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplementation has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone in postmenopausal women, according to…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

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VIDEO: Joint position statement addresses diabetes self-management education

VIDEO: Joint position statement addresses diabetes self-management education

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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

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The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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