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A Prescription for Diabetics' Health
Overweight adults with type 2 diabetes can do two things to practically double the likelihood that they'll remain healthy and active: lose weight and exercise.
Weight Loss Surgery Treats Diabetes
Being overweight puts you at risk for a variety of health problems, including type 2 diabetes. It can also lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Fortunately, losing weight can protect you from these serious health problems.
White Rice may up Diabetes Risk
They say exercise and a healthful diet can reduce your risk of diabetes. But what is a healthful diet? What foods should you eat and which should you avoid? Eating high amounts of white rice may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in Chinese and Japanese populations. Limit your white rice consumption. In a recent study, Qi Sun, Ph.D., of Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues wanted to see if there was a link between how much white rice people ate and their risk of type 2 diabetes. Their findings show that Asians (specifically Chinese and Japanese popul...
An Apple a Day Keeps Diabetes Away
A healthy diet is a huge part of preventing diabetes. So, what is a healthy diet? Well, blueberries, apples, and pears seem to be a good choice, at least when it comes to protecting yourself against diabetes.
Tiny Invaders May Raise Diabetes Risk
For the most part, type 2 diabetes is caused by obesity. But there are other factors that may raise your risk of diabetes, including bacterial infection.
Which Weight-Loss Surgery for Diabetes?
For some people, losing weight is not as easy as dieting and exercising. Sometimes, extremely overweight people need surgery to protect them from the dangers of obesity, such as diabetes. But which surgery is best?
Doctors are singing "Let's Get Physical"
Among the most common pieces of advice offered by doctors to their patients: start running, biking, walking, swimming, playing tennis or whatever it takes to get in regular exercise.
The Sweet Tooth of Your Pancreas
Our tongues are full of taste receptors that tell us if food is good or bad, spoiled or toxic. Now, it appears as though our organs also have taste receptors.
Antipsychotic Drugs May Cause Metabolic Problems
Antipsychotic drugs are among the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. Almost all of these drugs are known to possibly cause obesity and diabetes, and, until recently, nobody knew why.
Have You Had Your Roughage Today?
A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but a review of studies on dietary fiber shows including enough of it in your diet might mean avoiding medicine in the first place.