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Fatty liver may predict type 2 diabetes onset
Measurements of insulin resistance and blood sugar levels are commonly used to assess patients for diabetes risk. However, a new study out of Stanford University shows that the presence of fat in the liver may be one of the strongest predictors of whether or not a person will eventually develop type 2 diabetes.
Gastric bypass shown to provide better results for diabetics than other types of weight loss surgery
Gastric bypass surgery may be a better option than sleeve gastrectomy similar lap-band surgeries for individuals who are severely obese and struggle with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Southern and Appalachian states lead CDC's list of least active and have highest rates of type 2 diabetes
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that residents of the South and Appalachia have the highest rates of leisure time inactivity, obesity and type 2 diabetes in the country.
Children at risk for type 2 diabetes may be more likely to develop osteoporosis
Children who develop risk factors for type 2 diabetes before hitting puberty may also be more likely to have weak bones in adulthood, according to a new study from Medical College of Georgia researchers.
Obesity increases risk of thyroid cancer for men and women alike, metastudy finds
A comprehensive survey of five previous research initiatives found that obesity increases the risk of thyroid cancer for both men and women.
Children who get short sleep are more likely to be obese and develop diabetes
Children who have poor sleep habits are more likely to be obese and are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from University of Chicago researchers.
National economies shown to influence obesity, diabetes rates
Obesity rates in the U.S. have reached epidemic proportions. This is leading to a sharp increase in the number of people who have type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study from Oxford University researchers shows that the country's economic system may be one of the greatest contributing factors.
Chemical exposure may increase type 2 diabetes and obesity risk
Researchers are increasingly coming to the conclusion that environmental chemicals to which nearly everyone is exposed may have a role in increasing the odds of developing type 2 diabetes. Several recent studies have shown that environmental toxins may be a major risk factor for the condition.
Study finds Asian Americans have high rate of type 2 diabetes
Despite having a lower prevalence of obesity, Asian Americans are more likely to have type 2 diabetes, and the numbers continue to worsen, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers.
Excess fat may cause genetic alterations that increase type 2 diabetes risk
High levels of body fat may cause chemical changes in DNA, according to a new study from Medical College of Georgia researchers. The findings could help explain the high prevalence of chronic disease among obese individuals, including type 2 diabetes.
Obesity may cluster among social groups
Obesity has become a nationwide epidemic. This has had a destructive impact on the rate of type 2 diabetes. A new study from a team of Miriam Hospital researchers has shown that a person’s social network may play a large role in whether or not they are obese or able to lose weight.
Genetic variations may hinder weight loss efforts
While losing weight may significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, some individuals may have a harder time than others accomplishing this. According to a new study from Finnish researchers, certain genetic variations may make it difficult to burn fat and achieve healthy blood sugar levels.
Researchers find cause of body fat-related diabetes risk
A team of researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School may have found an explanation for why high levels of body fat tend to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes more than subcutaneous fat.
Father’s diet may influence child’s metabolic function and diabetes risk
A father’s diet may have a significant impact on their child’s ability to metabolize fats, and therefore their risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from University of Massachusetts Medical School researchers.
Type 2 diabetes becoming more common in adolescents
Children and adolescents are among the groups most affected by the growing obesity epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 17 percent of Americans between the ages of 2 and 19 are obese. This significantly increases their risk of a range of health problems, including type 2 diabetes.
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