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University of Pittsburgh researchers recruit for study to combat sitting disease, diabetes

February 1, 2015

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are working to combat sitting disease by creating a program that focuses first on reducing time spent sedentary and then increasing time spent exercising, according to a news release.

Backed by a $3 million NIH grant, Andrea Kriska, PhD, and colleagues from the Graduate School of Public Health will explore whether sitting less is as important as planned bouts of moderate intensity physical activity in people who are inactive.

Diabetes management for patients with cultural differences

January 31, 2015
The American Association of Diabetes Educators has developed five tips to help health care providers teach patients with cultural differences to manage their type 2…
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Iron deficiency increased hypothyroxinemia risk in pregnant, childbearing-aged women

January 30, 2015
Iron deficiency was linked to isolated hypothyroxinemia in pregnant women and women of childbearing age, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical
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Maternal exposure to flame retardants linked to preterm delivery

January 30, 2015
Expecting mothers exposed to high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, widely used in flame retardants for the past 4 decades, could be at increased risk for…
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Higher FPG levels with weight gain linked to energy expenditure rates

January 30, 2015
Higher levels of fasting plasma glucose with weight gain appear to be associated with higher rates of basal energy expenditure and fat oxidation, according to recent…
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