Month: August 2011

Diabetes and PreDiabetes: Just the Facts

Diabetes is a chronic disease, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. This leads to an increased concentration of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia). There are three main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (previously known as insulin-dependent or childhood-onset diabetes) …

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Fish Oil Improves Mental Health

Alzheimer’s dementia is the disease most Americans fear most – and for good reason. This relentlessly progressive brain condition robs a person of their retirement years and families of the people they love. No wonder there’s so much interest in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. One preventative treatment that holds promise for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, are …

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How Healthy Eating and Exercise Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, dementia, personality change and ultimately death. The national Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 5.1 million Americans are currently afflicted with the disease and Alzheimer’s cases are expected to triple by 2050, to around 106 million worldwide.  Dementia now affects about 47% of the population over 80 …

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