ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear
The Zen Way to Pain Relief
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Safe Toys for Dogs
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Tips to Ease an Aching Back
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Fall Sports Peak Time for Lower Leg Damage
CANCER
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk
Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On
CAREGIVING
Robots May Come to Aging Boomers' Rescue
Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior
Distance No Bar to Kidney Transplants in Remote Areas
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
COSMETIC
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
DENTAL, ORAL
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Holistic Dentistry-My View
DIABETES
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Boosts Death Risk for Diabetics
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Antioxidant-Rich Foods Lose Nutritional Luster Over Time
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking
Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
EYE CARE, VISION
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
Cases of Age-Related Farsightedness to Soar
Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight
FITNESS
Exercise in Adolescence May Cut Risk of Deadly Brain Tumor
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
GENERAL HEALTH
Toxins May Form When Skin, Indoor Ozone Meet
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
Showerheads Harbor a Bounty of Germs
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
More Calcium And Dairy Products in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life
Music May Temper Pain in Preemies
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
MEN'S HEALTH
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
Countdown to Hair Loss
MENTAL HEALTH
The Unmedicated Mind
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
SENIORS
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
Rapid Weight Loss in Seniors Signals Higher Dementia Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, 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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