FOLLOW US

All Obesity Articles

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.
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.
International research partnership may speed the development of new diabetes drugs
While the prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes have increased dramatically over the last two decades, the pace of research aimed at solving these public health crises has been relatively slow. In an effort to address this situation, an international group of researchers recently announced an agreement to share resources to begin working towards a cure.
Higher soda tax may reduce obesity, diabetes risk
In recent years, some researchers have connected increasing consumption of soda to the rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Currently, some lawmakers are looking at raising taxes on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages as a way to curb consumption. A new study has found that there may be some benefit to this.
Fatty acid in dairy products may reduce type 2 diabetes risk
Given the high fat content of dairy products, many obese individuals and those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes tend to stay away from these foods. However, a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that some dairy fat make actually reduce diabetes risk.
Genes that dictate fat storage may increase the risk of diabetes
One reason for the high rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes may be the fact that the human genome has yet to catch up with modern lifestyles, according to a new study from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Group calls for greater physician involvement in fight against childhood obesity
The prevalence of childhood obesity is growing at a rapid rate. This is leading to a sharp increase in type 2 diabetes cases among adolescents, as well as in the general public. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that half of all U.S. adults will have diabetes by the year 2020.
Risk of death from obesity identified
Obesity is becoming one of the largest public health concerns in today's society. While the condition has generally been linked to an increased risk of a number of health problems, including heart disease, certain cancers and type 2 diabetes, studies have been unable to determine the specific level of obesity at which risk is the greatest, until now.
Videogames may help youths make better lifestyle decisions
The obesity epidemic has spread to preteens and young adults in recent years. Some adolescents have even been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, a team of researchers is reporting that videogames may help combat this development.
Air pollution may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing obesity-related insulin resistance, which often develops into type 2 diabetes, according to new researchers from Ohio State University.
Study shows obesity may increase risk for osteoporosis
A study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that having too much internal abdominal fat may increase the risk for osteoporosis.
Low levels of specific protein leads to inactivity, increases diabetes risk
One of the most important things a person can do to combat the onset of type 2 diabetes is to lead an active life and get plenty of exercise. However, the findings of new study from the Stanford-Burnham Research Institute suggests that obese individuals may have an impaired ability to exercise, which may compound their risk for developing diabetes.
Investigators warn about the dangers of added sugars
High fructose corn syrup and other added sugars are increasingly becoming a part of many American's everyday lives. However, scientists are beginning to warn consumers that excessive intake of these sugars may lead to many health complications, including type 2 diabetes.
Pressure may hinder the production of new fat
In a finding that could have major implications for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have shown that mechanical loads may prevent fat cells from producing new fat in the body.
Study uncovers high price of childhood obesity
Children across the country are experiencing higher rates of obesity. This is having a damaging effect on their heart health and increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
SHOW MAIN MENU
SHOW SUB MENU