ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
Sea Worm Inspires Novel Bone Glue
Low Vitamin D Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk
CANCER
Red Meat No No No But Oily Fish Yes Yes Yes
Green Tea Compound Slowed Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer
CAREGIVING
Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close
Tiniest Babies Carry Biggest Costs
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
COSMETIC
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Health Tip: After Liposuction
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
DENTAL, ORAL
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
DIABETES
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
DIET, NUTRITION
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
Quick Weight Loss May Be Best for Long-Term Success
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Criminal Behavior Later
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
As Earth Warms, Lyme Disease Could Flourish
EYE CARE, VISION
Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk
Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
FITNESS
Run for Your Life
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
GENERAL HEALTH
Proven Strategies for Avoiding Colds and the Flu
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
Teen Stress May Have Roots in First Three Years of Life
Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects
MEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Optimism May Boost Immune System
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
SENIORS
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
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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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