ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Know Your Asthma Triggers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
'Snowbirds' Beware the Climate Changes
Vitamin D Plus Calcium Guards Against Fractures
Backpack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists
CANCER
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
CAREGIVING
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Help 'Preemie' Girls' Brains
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries
Few Hospitals Embracing Electronic Health Record Systems
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
Mercury in Fish Linked to High Blood Pressure
COSMETIC
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
'Soda Tax' Wins Health Experts' Support
Eating in America Still Unhealthy
Is Your Refrigerator Getting Enough Attention For Your Raw Food Success?
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor
Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
EYE CARE, VISION
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?
Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease
FITNESS
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones
When It Comes to Lifting, the Pros Have Your Back
Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study Shows
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Olde Time Medicine Therapy May Prevent Alcoholic Relapse
Heal Your Life® Tips for Living Well
It Pays to Eat Less as You Age
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
Even Young Kids Can Learn CPR
MEN'S HEALTH
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance
Worries About Weight Are Tied to Teen Suicide Tries
17 Ways to Create the Perfect Workday
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
SENIORS
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
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Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Less TV and more exercise may help reduce incidence of type 2 diabetes, especially among black women, a new report shows.

Researchers from Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center made that conclusion based on a survey of black women, a high-risk group for the disease. The findings were published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

The research linked vigorous activity with a reduced risk of diabetes. Those who walked briskly for at least five hours a week had less chance of developing diabetes than those who didn't walk.

"Our results confirm that vigorous activity is protective against type 2 diabetes in African-American women," study author Julie Palmer, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University's School of Public Health and senior epidemiologist at the Slone Center, said in a university news release. "A key public health finding is that brisk walking reduced risk. That is important, because many women don't have the time or place to engage in 'vigorous' physical activity, but most women can find time to walk."

Watching an appreciable amount of television, regardless of the women's level of physical activity, was linked to a greater risk of diabetes, the study found.

More information

The American Diabetes Association has more about type 2 diabetes.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Boston University, news release, Dec. 8, 2008

Last Updated: Dec. 19, 2008

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