Obesity and Diabetes

Childhood Body Mass Index Quadruples Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Childhood Obesity Quadruples Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Study finds link between childhood body mass index and metabolic health, showing a dramatic increase in risk of type 2 diabetes for kids with a high enough BMI.

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Rare Sugar Sweeteners Helped Control Blood Glucose in Study

Allulose - Rare Sugar Sweetener and Diabetes

According to a recent study, low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels, which would make them a good option as a sweetener for people with diabetes.

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Less Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks

Photo of Sweetened, Caffeinated Soda : Lack of Sleep Leads to Drinking Sugar Sweetened Drinks with Caffeine

A recent study links shorter sleep with an increase in sugar-sweetened, caffeinated drink consumption — and while the reason seems obvious, the study shows just how much sleep people need to reduce that behavior and sugar intake.

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Fermentable Carbohydrate May Protect Against Obesity

Photo of Pears - a Fermentable Carbohydate. Fermentable Carbohydrate and Obesity

Researchers tested a high-fat diet that contained fermentable carbohydrate and found that it protected against obesity, but relied on a speficif receptor.

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Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Photo of Tai Chi Class - Obesity Now Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it’s an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation’s leading killer.

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Lost Sleep Makes You Eat More Calories, Says Study

Photo of a Big Breakfast - Less Sleep Leads to Eating More

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at King’s College London.

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Weight Watchers Better for Type 2 Diabetes than Standard Care

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Study to see if Weight Watchers led to better outcomes for people with type 2 diabetes than standard care has been published – showing statistically and clinically significant results.

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Experts Say Cut Omega-6, Boost Omega-3 to Curb Obesity Rates

Image of Fish OIl Capsules

Experts are urging that we cut dietary omega 6 and boost omega 3 to curb soaring obesity rates, citing the the current ratio is 16:1 when it has always been 1:2/1 throughout human evolution.

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Do Fast Food Calorie Labels Help? Study has the Answer.

McDonalds Food Label on French Fries

Researchers from New York University shows whether fast-food menu calorie counts help consumers make healthy choices  – or not – in a new study published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

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Challenge: Atlanta Physicians Prescribe Food as Medicine

Health Challenge

A group of Atlanta physicians are challenging patients and residents to a health challenge based on a plant-based diet which can boost metabolism, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and stabilize blood sugar.

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