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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Today, 29.1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). November is Diabetes Awareness month and Mount Sinai experts are sharing tips on prevention and detection.

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Groundbreaking Progress in South Bronx Diabetes Prevention

In a groundbreaking program, Health People has trained South residents, especially those who live in public housing, as Life Style Coaches to bring the CDC's highly effective National Diabetes Program right to those who most need diabetes prevention that works.

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UC San Diego Named Stem Cell “Alpha Clinic”

In a push to further speed clinical development of emerging stem cell therapies, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health System was named today one of three new “alpha clinics” by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency.

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Resetting the Circadian Clock: Shift Workers Might Want to Skip High-Iron Foods at Night

Workers punching in for the graveyard shift may be better off not eating high-iron foods at night so they don’t disrupt the circadian clock in their livers.

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High-Fat Meals Could Be More Harmful to Males Than Females, According to New Obesity Research

Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute scientist Deborah Clegg, PhD, and a team of international investigators found that the brains of male laboratory mice exposed to the same high-fat diet as their female counterparts developed brain inflammation and heart disease that were not seen in the females.

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Diabetic Men with Low Testosterone Run Higher Risk of Developing Atherosclerosis

Men who have low testosterone and Type 2 diabetes face a greater risk of developing atherosclerosis – a condition where plaque builds up in the arteries – than men who have diabetes and normal testosterone levels, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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TSRI Scientists Create Mimic of ‘Good’ Cholesterol to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have created a synthetic molecule that mimics “good” cholesterol and have shown it can reduce plaque buildup in the arteries of animal models. The molecule, taken orally, improved cholesterol in just two weeks.

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