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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.
Fat outside the veins may contribute to poor heart health in diabetics
Fat outside the arteries may be one of the single most prominent factors that contribute to the development of heart disease in individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati.
BMI may be a poor measure of body fat
Body mass index - or BMI - is one of the most common measurements used by physicians to assess a patient's risk for developing type 2 diabetes. BMIs in the obese range have traditionally put an individual at significantly higher risk for developing the disease.
Researchers uncover enzyme that increases risk of type 2 diabetes
A team of researchers from the University of California have found an enzyme that plays a major role in processing fat. They believe that their findings could lead to the development of new drugs capable of significantly reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.
Study uncovers the reason for the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes
It has long been known that obese individuals are significantly more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. However, until recently the exact reason for this association was not known precisely.
Obesity may cause dangerous changes in the way the body stores fat
A team of European investigators has found that fat cells and surrounding tissue may have certain limitations when it comes to storing excess fat. When these limits are exceeded, a chain of reactions begins to take place which may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Explosion of type 2 diabetes put strain on local health resources
Type 2 diabetes can be an extremely expensive and time consuming disease to manage, and helping individuals control their symptoms is starting to become a major burden for local health departments.
Sugar-sweetened drinks increase type 2 diabetes risk
In recent years, the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages - including sodas and sports drinks - has risen sharply. Meanwhile, the increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates have followed a similar curve.
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