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Partial Remission from Diabetes Linked to Intensive Weight-Loss Intervention

Participation in an intensive lifestyle intervention was associated with a greater likelihood of partial remission of type 2 diabetes.

Researcher: Childhood Obesity Leads To Adult Diabetes

Researcher says parents, especially minority parents, now need to be concerned about Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes.

Fat on Chest and Upper Back Increases Risk of Insulin Resistance

Upper trunk fat, deposits of fat on the chest and back, is associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance, a condition that is a precursor of type 2 diabetes.

UT Southwestern Researchers Develop New Model for Understanding Obesity, Diabetes

Through the study of fat storage in nematode worms, researchers have formulated a new model for understanding the mechanisms of obesity and diabetes in humans.

Explosion of Child Obesity Predicted to Shorten US Life Expectancy

Trend of increasing life expectancy is about to reverse itself -- due to the rapid rise in obesity, especially among children.

Diabetic Retinopathy Occurs in Pre-Diabetes

Diabetic retinopathy has been found in nearly 8 percent of pre-diabetic study participants. It was also seen in 12 percent of participants with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetes during the program.
Married People Share Diabetes Risk

Spouses Share Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new study found a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse's risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Eat with a Light Eater and You Will Eat Less

According to a new study, the amount your dining companions eat influences how much you will eat. Learn about what researchers call social modelling. How...

Normal Weight Elderly Still May Be At Risk For Developing Diabetes, According To Pittsburgh...

Elderly men and women with normal body weight still may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if they have large amounts of muscle fat or visceral abdominal fat.

Weight, Fitness and Lifestyle Identified as Important Factors Contributing to Metabolic Syndrome

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome, an important cause of cardiovascular disease, is increasing, especially in young individuals

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.

Darkness Unveils Vital Metabolic Fuel Switch Between Sugar And Fat, Provides New Research Target...

While their findings could provide new insight into mammalian hibernation, researchers note that the pivotal metabolic signal that emerged from the dark also presents a new target for obesity and type 2 diabetes research.

Study: Big Portions Influence Overeating As Much As Taste, Even When The Food Tastes...

According to a new Cornell University study, when moviegoers were served stale popcorn in big buckets, they ate 34 percent more than those given the same stale popcorn in medium-sized containers. Tasty food created even larger appetites...

Incidence of Fatty Liver Disease Rises as Obesity in Children Increases

Researchers are taking a closer look at Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, more popularly known as Fatty Liver Disease, whose incidence is rising as obesity in children increases.

Study: Medication Shows Modest Benefit In Reducing Weight, Improving HDL, Triglyceride Levels

Use of the weight-loss medication rimonabant produced modest yet sustained weight loss after 2 years, and improved HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Allulose - Rare Sugar Sweetener and Diabetes

Rare Sugar Sweeteners Helped Control Blood Glucose in Study

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...

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