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Heart Disease Will Shorten Lives of Today’s Teens

A new study that takes a complete snapshot of adolescent cardiovascular health in the United States reveals a dismal picture of teens who are likely to die of heart disease at a younger age than adults do today.

New Diabetes Screening Guidelines Released for Canada

The guidelines, based on the latest evidence including a large randomized trial published Oct. 4, 2012, are an update to the 2005 Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care guidelines.

Diabetes, Smoking, High Blood Pressure and Being Overweight in Middle Age May Damage Thinking

A new study suggests smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being overweight in middle age may cause brain shrinkage and lead to cognitive problems up to a decade later.

Study: New Target For Obesity And Related Metabolic Disorders

A new study reveals an attractive new target for therapies aimed at the treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders.
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Experts Say Cut Omega-6, Boost Omega-3 to Curb Obesity Rates

Experts are urging that we cut dietary omega 6 and boost omega 3 to curb soaring obesity rates, citing the the current ratio is...

Researchers Fear Sports May Be Hazardous to Fans’ Health

Die-hard sports fans may be risking heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and premature death because of unhealthy lifestyle choices that seem to go along with rooting for favorite sports teams.

Few Children Walk or Bike Even Short Distances to School

Nationwide, more than a third of children live within a mile of their schools, yet only half of those students regularly bike or walk to class, a new study concludes.

Adult Lifestyle Biggest Risk Factor For Diabetes

Adult lifestyle has more influence on your chances of developing diabetes than childhood experience, according to new research whose findings contradict previously-held beliefs.
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Stealth Exergaming: Studying Health Benefits of Pokémon Go

A Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine called on researchers to conduct well-designed studies of active video games, like Pokemon Go, to...

Type of Weight Loss Surgery More Effective at Reducing Insulin Resistance

Bariatric surgery for severely obese patients leads to weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity. Study finds that the degree of improvement depends on the surgical technique used, comparing biliopancreatic diversion to gastric bypass.

New Data Validate The Low-Glycemic Diet

A carefully controlled animal study provides clear evidence that a low-glycemic-index diet can lead to weight loss, reduced body fat, and reduction in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Regular Yoga Practice May Help Prevent Middle-Age Spread

regular yoga practice may help prevent middle-age spread in normal-weight people and may promote weight loss in those who are overweight.

Moderate Fitness Lowers Risk of Death for Normal Weight or Obese Men with Type...

Being even moderately physically fit lowers a diabetic man's risk of death, regardless of his weight, according to a new study.

Insulin Sensitivity Better in Women Than Men Thanks to PTEN Protein

It's long been known that obese men are more likely to develop type two diabetes than obese women. Find out how a certain protein,...

Eating Processed Meats, But Not Unprocessed Red Meats, May Raise Risk of Heart Disease...

Researchers have found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42% higher risk of heart disease and a 19% higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

Research: College Students Face Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Metabolic Syndrome

New data on the widely unstudied demographic of college students indicates that this group of 18 to 24-year-olds are on the path toward chronic health diseases.

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