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Low-glycemic index diet not much help in gestational diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pregnancy outcomes among women with gestational diabetes are similar whether they follow a low-glycemic index (LGI) diet or a conventional high-fiber diet, according to an Australian study reported in Diabetes Care online September 6. Still, the authors conclude, “An LGI diet...

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Random blood glucose identifies women with overt diabetes in pregnancy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Random blood glucose (RBG) measurements early in pregnancy can identify women with overt diabetes in pregnancy (ODIP), researchers from UK report in the August 15th online Diabetes Care. “Currently, the focus has been on the fasting glucose and HBA1c to look for overt...

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Small muscle-mass training benefits CHF patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Isolated quadriceps training improves muscle structure and oxygen utilization in patients with chronic heart failure, thereby improving exercise tolerance, an Italian team reports in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology for September 20. Their findings, the...