ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Molecule in Skin May Link Eczema and Asthma
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
U.S. Spends Billions On Alternative Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
Safe Toys for Dogs
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Stem Cells Might Treat Tough Fractures
Body Fat, Muscle Distribution Linked to RA Disability
Backpack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists
CANCER
Mineral May Reduce High-Risk Bladder Disease
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
Omega-3 May Safely Treat Precancerous Bowel Polyps
CAREGIVING
Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
COSMETIC
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
DIABETES
Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems
DIET, NUTRITION
Quick Weight Loss May Be Best for Long-Term Success
Fruit Even Healthier Than Thought: Study Shows
Pesticides and How to Affordably Eat Organic or Reduce Pesticide Consumption
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Arsenic in Drinking Water Raises Diabetes Risk
Disinfectants Can Boost Bacteria's Resistance to Treatment
Old-Growth Forests Dying Off in U.S. West
EYE CARE, VISION
Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
FITNESS
Exercise Cuts Lung Cancer Risk in Ex-Smokers by 45%
Bursts of Vigorous Activity Appear to Be a 'Stress-Buffer'
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
Research Confirms How Valuable A Healthy Lifestyle Can Be
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
Smog Tougher on the Obese
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Kids With Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Trouble
Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Fussy Babys Could Be Out Of Your Control
Scary Toxins Make Halloween Face Paints Questionable
Folic Acid Reduces Infant Heart Defects
MEN'S HEALTH
Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance
A Simple 'Thank You' Brings Rewards to All
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
SENIORS
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
Most Women With Osteoporosis Unaware of Raised Fracture Risk
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
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Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk

TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) --Numerous lifestyle factors affect older adults' risk of diabetes, a new study finds.

U.S. researchers analyzed the link between lifestyle and incidence of diabetes over 10 years in 4,883 men and women aged 65 and older. The lifestyle factors examined included physical activity, dietary habits, tobacco and alcohol use, and amount of body fat.

The study authors found that each of these lifestyle factors was independently associated with incidence of diabetes. Overall, each positive score in a lifestyle factor was associated with a 35 percent lower risk of diabetes among those with a low-risk lifestyle.

People with good physical activity and dietary habits had a 46 percent lower incidence of diabetes. Those classified as low-risk based on their physical activity, dietary habits, smoking habits, and alcohol consumption had an 82 percent lower incidence of diabetes. Not having those four low-risk lifestyle habits appeared to be associated with 80 percent of new cases of diabetes.

People who had those four low-risk lifestyle habits -- and also weren't overweight or didn't have a large waist circumference -- were 89 percent less likely to develop diabetes.

The study is published in the April 27 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

"These findings provide an estimate of the public health burden of combined non-optimal lifestyle risk factors for incidence of diabetes in older adults, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. Our findings suggest that, even later in life, the great majority of cases of diabetes are related to lifestyle factors," wrote the researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Cardiovascular Health Study.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about diabetes.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, April 27, 2009

Last Updated: April 28, 2009

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