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Genetic Variation Prevents Some Young Type 2 Diabetics from Responding to Physical Exercise

A genetic variation in mitochondria, the energy-producing machinery of cells, prevents young obese subjects with diabetes type 2 to respond to physical exercise.

Low Blood Glucose Levels May Complicate Gastric Bypass Surgery

Physicians monitoring patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery should be on the alert for a new, potentially dangerous hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) complication.

Pattern Found In Maintaining Weight Loss

Eighteen women who maintained a weight loss of 15 to 144 pounds for at least one year and as long as 27 years followed similar patterns leading to consistent behavior change.

Dietary Supplement Can Turn the Skin Permanently Blue

Colloidal silver is peddled as a cold medicine, decongestant, all-around germ fighter, and a kind of cure-all. Is there any legitimate reason for taking the dietary supplement?
Sleep Timing, Diet, Weight, BMI and Metabolism

Sleep Timing Affects Metabolic Health and BMI in Women

A new study suggests that frequent shifts in sleep timing may be related to adverse metabolic health among non-shift working, midlife women. Results show that...

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.

Bad Cholesterol: Genes Make The Difference

Why does it seem like some people can eat all the ice cream they want without increasing their cholesterol or gaining much weight? Because people's genes play an overriding role.

Fatty Liver Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetic Kidney Disease

For patients with type 2 diabetes, a condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) may be an important risk factor for diabetes-related chronic kidney disease, according to a study in the August Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Study: Popular Cholesterol-Lowering Statin May Reduce the Benefits of Exercise

Researchers found that a widely used statin hindered the positive effects of exercise for obese and overweight adults.

U.S. Soft Drink Consumption Grew 135% Since 1977, Boosting Obesity

One of the simpler ways to curtail the obesity epidemic could be to cut the volume of sweetened soft drinks and fruit drinks Americans are increasingly consuming.

People with Prediabetes Not Taking Adequate Precautions to Avoid Diabetes

Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that only about half of U.S. adults with prediabetes reported that in the past year they tried to lose weight or exercise more.

New Insights Into The Early Development Of Diabetes

A study provides new information on the early steps in the development of IR and suggests why insulin-resistant people easily gain weight.

Expert Warns Children May Lead Shorter Lives Than Their Parents Because of Obesity

A new book warns that today's children might be the first generation in modern history to live shorter lives than their parents because of poor diet.

Warning: Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes in Young Adults Coming

As concern about children's health grows along with their waistlines, experts at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital warn that the childhood obesity epidemic could lead to large numbers of younger adults developing type 2 diabetes, causing serious and lasting health complications for future generations of Americans.

Weight Loss in Obese Adults Reduces Asthma Severity

Study finds weight loss in obese adults can reduce severity of asthma. Behavioral weight loss program associated with improvements in airway hyperresponsiveness and quality...
Why Most Obese People Develop Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Study: Why Most Obese People Develop Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear in eLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese...

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