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Diabetes Rx May Help Obese Drop Pounds
For patients with type 2 diabetes, the medication canagliflozin has been shown to improve blood sugar levels and lower weight. Now, this therapy may also help those without diabetes to lose weight.
“Healthy” Obesity in Question
How the body’s metabolism functions can determine a lot about a person’s health. But even people with good metabolic health can’t escape the health risks associated with obesity.
Comparing Weight Loss Surgery Options
Choosing weight loss surgery is a major health decision, and it's important for patients to know their options. A recent study compared two weight loss surgeries for type 2 diabetes patients.
Weight Loss Surgery for Better Diabetes Outcomes
Type 2 diabetes can lead to kidney failure, heart problems and even blindness. Weight loss surgery might help protect against these diabetes-related health issues.
Recovering From Diabetes After Weight Loss Surgery
Some obese people with type 2 diabetes choose weight loss surgery to drop pounds and improve their health. What makes a weight loss surgery patient likely to recover from diabetes?
More Java for Less Type 2 Diabetes
If coffee is part of your morning routine, you may be reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes every day — at least that's according to a recent review of previous trials.
Seniors Weighing Heart Health Options
Keeping the heart and circulatory system healthy is important for everyone, but it is especially important for older adults. The American Heart Association recently released a new scientific statement on seniors and their heart health.
Banding May Reverse Diabetes in Obese
Weight loss surgery has been shown to keep diabetes at bay for those who are obese. One option, called gastric banding, may deliver fast results.
Promising Results for Weight Loss Surgery
For people who are obese, weight loss is a crucial part of reducing the risk of heart problems, arthritis and diabetes. Choosing the right path to weight loss is also important.
Good Heart Health with Type 2 Diabetes
Heart problems are a serious and common issue for patients with type 2 diabetes. Controlling diabetes might reduce their heart risks, but that protection might depend on the specific diabetes treatment.