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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.
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.
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.
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.
Olive Oil and Nuts Fight Off Diabetes
To ward off diabetes, people generally avoid all-you-can eat menus. Counting calories, however, may not be such a problem for those who follow a Mediterranean diet. Which inclues olive oil and nuts.
Interventions Preferable to Advice Alone for Weight Loss
It's easier to tell people to eat healthy and exercise than to lay out a custom fitness plan. However, a lifestyle change strategy may be more effective than advice alone.
Early Warning Signs for Kids
A variety of early signs might help clinicians and parents learn if children are at higher risk for diabetes. The trick is seeing the signs early enough.