Tag Archives: diabetes

A revealing hand

What did you have for lunch yesterday? How many times a month do you eat nuts? How about your kids — how many servings of vegetables did they consume today? It’s no secret that it is hard to recall the details of our meals, and that frustrating fact lies at the heart of nutrition research, […] … learn more→

Obesity? Diabetes? We’ve been set up

When it comes to the nation’s growing obesity and diabetes epidemics, the more we know, the more the evidence points to one conclusion: We’ve been set up. Important findings about humanity’s past, about how we live and eat today, and even about how we typically treat type 2 diabetes — with medications that themselves induce […] … learn more→

Diabetes takes a heavy economic and educational toll on young patients

While the health implications of diabetes are well understood, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the disease also comes with high non-medical costs for young patients in the form of lost education and future earnings potential. The study is published in the January issue of the journal Health Affairs. […] … learn more→

The Medical Minute: Don\’t overdo it, you weekend warrior

There are many benefits to exercise. Exercise not only helps prevent a variety of medical disorders — including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis — but it is increasingly recommended for treatment of health problems. Exercise improves and maintains muscle mass, endurance and mobility and can improve appearance and self confidence. The American […] … learn more→