Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 113 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Apr-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 24-Apr-2003
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - multi-country outbreak - Update 36
Singaporean officials closed a large wholesale fruit and vegetable market on Sunday following detection of a small cluster of 3 cases linked to the market. To date, 8 probable and 14 suspect SARS cases have been linked to the market.  more

Nutrient absorption may hold the answer for dietary management of deadly illnesses affecting elderly.
An individualís blood glucose levels after eating are influenced by a number of factors but it is now recognized that gastric emptying accounts for at least 35 percent of the variance in peak postprandial glucose levels after oral glucose (75 grams) in both healthy individuals and patients with Type 2 diabetes.  more


Exercise programs benefit sedentary older adults
Older adults spend much of their time engaged in sedentary activities like talking on the telephone and reading, but programs to promote physical activity can help them get moving, according to new research.  more

Studies show megaportions encourage overeating
Although increasing evidence points to megaportions of high fat, high calorie foods as fueling the spread of the American obesity epidemic, simply telling people to eat less won't reverse the trend, says Penn State hunger and satiety researcher, Dr. Barbara Rolls. more

Lifestyle changes effective in lowering blood pressure
The combination of weight loss, exercise, reduced salt intake and a healthy diet can dramatically lower blood pressure, according to a national study, called PREMIER, conducted at Johns Hopkins and three other institutions.  more

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