Health News

Obesity and Diabetes Could Affect Cancer Treatment
Diabetes and obesity are problematic on their own, but could they also affect how the body responds to treatments for other conditions, like cancer? New studies suggest this is the case.
Agave Sugar Might Help Diabetes Patients
Americans with diabetes often use sugar alternatives to manage their health. Promising animal research may eventually offer a new sweetener option that could help reduce blood sugar and weight.
Diabetes May Not Be Closely Tied to New Weight Gain
About eight in 10 people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. While weight is related to the condition, putting on pounds over a few years may not signal increased risk.
Show a Little Love for Your Heart This Month
The heart keeps us going day in, day out, though we don't often stop and consider how to keep it going. Officials are encouraging people to devote time to heart health awareness this month.
Teens' Bad Breakfast Habits Linked to Future Health
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. New research may add more support to that claim, especially when it comes to teens.
Weight May Affect Healthcare Costs
Being overweight carries many health risks, and one new study has shown that it may impact your wallet as well.
Preventing Disease with Exercise
Your health care provider may emphasize the importance of exercise, but exactly how important is physical activity for staying healthy?
A Fishy Diet May Lower Diabetes Risk
Fish is commonly referred to as “brain food,” and now research is also showing that it may help prevent some chronic diseases like diabetes.
A Paradox Lost: Weight Was No Plus With Diabetes
While some studies have shown that diabetes patients who are overweight may have a lower risk of dying (known as the “obesity paradox”), being bigger may not tip the scales in your favor.
Boosting Muscle to Lower Diabetes Risk in Women
Research has shown that aerobic exercise can help lower diabetes risk, and it seems muscle-strengthening exercises may be just has helpful.