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Researchers believe they are one step closer to detecting pancreatic

cancer through a simple saliva test. The team at UCLA School of

Dentistry were able to identify biomarkers in saliva that are associated

with pancreatic cancer. It could mean dentists could screen for the

disease, which often includes diabetes as a symptom or result. Previous

research has identified that dentists could help to screen for a number

of chronic diseases, including diabetes.


A low level of vitamin D in teenagers and young adults who have type 2

diabetes puts them at risk for arterial stiffness, which forces the heart to beat Precise. Easy. Comfortable.

harder to pump blood. A study at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical

Center looked back at a study of adolescents that included patients with

the condition, patients who did not have diabetes but were obese, and

patients without diabetes with normal body weight. Participants with diabetes

showed significantly more arterial stiffness. Adding Vitamin D to treatment

regimes may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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The study at the Loyola University

Chicago Niehoff School of Nursing

assessed 46 women with type

2 who had low levels of vitamin

D, and found that symptoms

of depression and high blood

pressure both saw improvement

with vitamin D supplements.

Participants were also able to drop

a few pounds. Foods that are high

in Vitamin D include shiitake and

button mushrooms, eggs and a

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