ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Yoga Can Ease Lower Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Tequila Plant May Help Fight Bone Loss
CANCER
Herb May Counter Liver Damage From Chemo
Lifting Weights Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment
CAREGIVING
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring
Diabetes Epidemic Now Poses Challenges for Nursing Homes
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
COSMETIC
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
DIABETES
Formula Puts Doctor, Patient Glucose Readings on Same Page
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
DIET, NUTRITION
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
Trans-Fat Ban In New York City Is Proving successful
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Freckles, Moles May Indicate Risk for Eye Cancer
Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs
EYE CARE, VISION
Statin Drugs Cause Eye Disorders
Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly
Nutrient-Rich Diet Lowers Risk of Age-Related Eye Disease
FITNESS
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
Be Healthy, Spend Less
Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
GENERAL HEALTH
Maximize Your Run
Stressed and Exhausted: An Introduction to Adrenal Fatigue
Vitamin D Best Taken With Largest Meal of Day, Study Finds
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
More Steps a Day Lead to Better Health
Research Shows Genetic Activity of Antioxidants
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
Dangerous Toys Still on Store Shelves, Report Finds
MEN'S HEALTH
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
How to Attack Holiday Stress Head-On
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
SENIORS
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
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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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