Health News

It Takes a Village
The neighborhood you call home shapes many aspects of your life. But does it affect your chances of becoming obese or developing diabetes? Researchers recently explored this question.
Diabetes Can't Handle Veggies
Here in the United States, we eat a lot of meat. We also have a huge public health problem with diabetes. While meat may not be responsible for the soaring rates of diabetes, not eating meat could prevent the disease.
Intervening in Obesity and Diabetes
With both obesity and diabetes on the rise, there is much need for treatment options that work. Exercise and healthy eating are among those options.
Less Life Free of Diabetes
Americans are living longer than ever before. But does this longer life expectancy mean that people are living healthier, or are they living longer through periods of sickness?
Shut Down Diabetes With Some Shut-Eye
Sleep is an important part of your health. Without your nightly shut-eye, your body would not get the rest it needs to prepare for the next day. A lack of sleep can also lead to certain diseases, including diabetes.
From Depression to Diabetes With Love
Depression takes a toll on more than your mind. It can also hurt your body. It is even possible that depression early in life may be linked to diabetes later on.
Teens Poppin' For Soda Pop
Sugary drinks have become widely consumed and popular among people of all ages - especially among teens. Drinking too many of these beverages can cause serious health problems though.
Preventing Diabetes One Day at a Time
Plenty of studies show that making certain lifestyle improvements like exercising and quitting smoking can reduce your risk of diabetes. However, it is unclear how making many lifestyle changes can impact diabetes risk.
A "Dose" of Obesity
Being obese is already known to raise the risk for type 2 diabetes. Now, it seems that the "dose" of obesity - the amount of excess weight a person carries and for how long - has an effect on that person's risk.
Body Fat in Obese May Be Toxic
Some obese patients develop conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, while others manage to avoid such chronic diseases. That may be because all obesity is not the same.