The Mediterranean diet was associated with a mean weight loss of four pounds at six months in adults with type 2 diabetes, while other diet plans studied did not yield similar results, an analysis of 20 studies comparing seven popular diets in diabetes patients revealed. Researchers also noted a 4% to 10% increase in good cholesterol levels and an up to 9% reduction in triglyceride levels in patients who were on Mediterranean, low-carb or low-glycemic diets. The results appear in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Procter & Gamble's better-than-anticipated first quarter of fiscal 2007 was in part because of marketing improvements, according to the company. The "real traction from our marketing ROI and media-mix modeling" helped improve the company's margins through the reallocation of its marketing spending, CEO A.G. Lafley said.
A diet high in whole grains and low-glycemic index foods can help reduce the risk of heart disease among women with Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers say that in analyzing 902 women with diabetes, they found that those who ate more whole grains, cereal fiber and bran tended to have lower levels of two markers of blood vessel inflammation linked to heart disease.