Redskins Team With HDL on Advanced Heart Disease, Diabetes Tests

Diabetes: Glucose Testing Strips Recalled

A blood sugar test

What weve been doing in the past, we looked at cholesterol and tried to find risks for heart disease, and we looked at blood sugar for risks for diabetes, HDL Chief Medical Officer Tara Dall said by phone. Those markers commonly dont pick up on those who are at greatest risk. There are so much better technologies to understand what somebodys future is for heart disease and diabetes. Not Immune Dall said its critical for professional athletes to realize that, even though theyre in top physical shape, theyre not immune to the risks of diabetes and heart disease due to genes and lifestyle. If we can understand that and intervene with a healthy lifestyle and addressing genetic risks, it will make a big difference, Dall added.
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Washington Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins

A spokesman for the watchdog told Sky News that the readings could mislead patients to such an extent that they suffer hypoglycaemia – low blood sugar – which can result in a loss of consciousness. The strips were sold in British pharmacies between October and November 2012. Two batches of the GlucoMen LX Sensor test strips are affected The affected containers, which are stamped with lot numbers 3212219249 and 3212214249, expire on August 31, 2014 and are no longer on sale. Other batches are unaffected by the fault. There are no reports at present of patients being harmed by using the strips, which are manufactured in Italy byMenarini. Bridget Turner, director of policy and care improvement at Diabetes UK , said: “We would urge people with diabetes who use testing strips to follow advice from the MHRA and check their test strips to see if they are from these batches. “If they are, they should not use them and take them back to their pharmacist or their GP.” There are an estimated three million diabetics in the UK.
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Conversant Bio Releases Comprehensive Diabetes Research Reference E-Book

“It’s a tight link,” said Gardell. “When fat accumulates,” he explained, “it can build up in fat tissue or in muscle tissue. Those individuals who tend to deposit more fat in their muscle tissue are more prone to diabetes.” When fat accumulates in muscles, it impairs their ability to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. That leads to insulin resistance, and ultimately to Type 2 diabetes. The collaboration is particularly promising “because we’re linking two companies that have synergistic skill sets,” said Gardell. While Sanford-Burnham officials would not say how much money Pfizer was investing in the project, they did say the collaboration was a great example of how the research center is working to diversify its revenue stream. Since the federal government has cut back on its research funding and grants, science institutes have had to rely more on private funding.
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Sanford-Burnham, Pfizer collaborate on diabetes discovery

Sanford-Burnham partnership targets diabetes, obesity

Hunstville, Alabama (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Conversant Bio, a global leader in supplying the highest quality human tissue and viable cell samples, today announced it is releasing a new E-book to help scientists researching diabetes better understand the nature of the disease, a diabetic patients lifestyle, the diagnosis process, common treatments and how to procure high-quality samples for drug discovery research efforts. The E-book, The Ultimate Diabetes in Research Reference Guide, is available for free download on the companys website at: http://www.conversantbio.com/ultimate-diabetes-in-research-reference-guide . Today, there are 26 million people with diabetes who live in the United States and there are approximately 86 million who are undiagnosed or have pre-diabetes. Because diabetes can be the catalyst of or complicate so many other health issues, there is a strong need to pool resources in order to help improve patient lifestyles for the long-term. For scientists refocusing their R&D efforts to make this happen, it is imperative that they understand how the disease functions in the real world outside of the lab. In this new E-book, Conversant Bio breaks down the basics on diabetes, highlights current statistics, differentiates between Type I and Type II, walks researchers through the process of diagnosing diabetes, and dives into various treatment methods. The guide also reveals how scientists can go about procuring quality human tissue biospecimens for their research.
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Elderly Nutrition

Five Best Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools

five days a week for persons age 60 or over and their spouses. These individuals are eligible at a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal. Individuals under age 60 are more than welcome at $6.60 per meal. Home delivered and take-out meals are available (donation rate same as eat-in meals) for those confined to their home or have a temporary illness. The Center serves North Sioux City and the immediate surrounding area.
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Nutrition and healthy eating

Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. As a specialty editor of the nutrition and healthy eating guide, Katherine Zeratsky helps you sort through the facts and figures, the fads and the hype to learn more about nutrition and diet. A Marinette, Wis., native, she is certified in dietetics by the state of Minnesota and the American Dietetic Association. She has been with Mayo Clinic since 1999.
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New nutrition made for a leaner Lewan

It doesn’t have a webapp, but its mobile apps are incredibly robust. Noom Weight for iOS and Android encourage you to record your meals, your exercise and activity, offer you reminders over the course of the day to make sure you actually get your meals into your log, and even encourage you with little challenges to complete. Noom can even turn your phone into an activity tracker, thanks to its activity monitor and built-in pedometer. Have something to say about one of the contenders?
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He wanted to spend his final year at Michigan treating his strength training and nutrition as if he were in the NFL. He kind of initiated it, Michigan strength coach Aaron Wellman said. He said, I want to be elite. What do I need to do to become elite from a nutrition standpoint? [+] Enlarge Cliff Welch/Icon SMI Taylor Lewan was already an All-American with 35 career starts, but found room to improve in his offseason workouts. Lewan was already considered elite in games. Had he left after last season, he would have been a first-round NFL draft pick.
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WFP welcomes Japan’s contribution of $1.5m to nutrition

World Food Programme

Childrens physical and intellectual development can be irreversibly damaged if they do not receive proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days, from conception until a child reaches two years of age. Together with Japan, and working in close partnership with our host governments, we will proactively move to prevent under nutrition from taking root, Gomez. It said to determine suitable methods of collaboration on nutrition, WFP has initiated discussions with Ghana and Sierra Leone, as well as with UN agencies and several Japanese partners including the Japan International Cooperation Agency, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector. It stated that in Sierra Leone, WFP is also partnering with the United Nations Population Fund on issues of health, well-being and nutritional status of adolescent girls and women particularly during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The statement said this financial package follows the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development held in Japan in June, when WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Parliamentary Vice-Minister Abe reaffirmed the importance of adequate nutrition for mothers and children, and agreed to launch nutrition programmes in Africa. An estimated 165 million children suffer from stunting globally, and in sub-Saharan Africa a staggering 40 per cent of children under the age of five are stunted. Although stunting rates in Ghana average 23 per cent, in food-insecure areas, such as in the Northern Region, the rates are as high as 37 per cent.
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