Putting on just half a stone over a decade can raise your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half, research has found. Those who are a healthy weight run the risk of becoming diabetic simply by allowing the weight to creep on over the years. Read more
Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new USC-led study. Read more
A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high risk of diabetes due to being obese. Read more [...]
A review of the data leaves the door open on an answer. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are some 80,000 man-made chemicals floating around planet earth since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. Some of these, including lead, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and pthalates have been classified as endocrine disrupting chemicals [...]
Plant-based diets have been recommended to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, not all plant foods are necessarily beneficial. We examined the association of an overall plant-based diet and hypothesized healthful and unhealthful versions of a plant-based diet with T2D incidence in three prospective cohort studies in the US. Read more... [...]
A glucose-lowering drug has been shown to safely lower the overall risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death among type 2 diabetes patients. Patients who were at risk for cardiovascular disease were found to have a 13% lower risk of cardiovascular death, non-fatal heart attack or non-fatal stroke when they took the drug Liraglutide [...]
Adults at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease or both can substantially increase their physical activity levels through participating in a lifestyle intervention program developed at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health for use in community-settings, such as senior centers or worksites. Read more...
Diabetes self-management education can lead to greater, and clinically important, reductions in blood sugar levels than usual care or other control treatments. Self-management programmes were most effective in people with higher blood sugar levels to start with, and when they involved ten or more hours of contact time, although there was no indication that programmes [...]
On the occasion of World Health Day 2016, WHO issues a call for action on diabetes, drawing attention to the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease. The first WHO Global report on diabetes demonstrates that the number of adults living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults. [...]
Many of us don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. It might be due to a sleep disorder, busy social life, new baby, long working hours, shift work or just staying up too late binge-watching Netflix. But not getting enough quality sleep can have significant implications for health. Read more...