Tag Archives: Diabetes

As diabetes rates surge globally, obesity is no longer the sole culprit. It can start in the womb

It’s been a tidy explanation for generations: type 2 diabetes is largely driven by too much weight, too many sugary drinks and too little exercise. But new research is challenging the notion that obesity alone can explain away much of a disease some believe is on path to becoming the biggest epidemic in human history.… Read More »

Can You Get Diabetes if You’re Thin?

SOURCES: Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, professor, vice chair, chief of epidemiology, department of preventive medicine, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Leon Fogelfeld, MD, chief, division of endocrinology, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County; professor of medicine, Rush University Medical Center. Alyson Myers, MD, director, inpatient diabetes, North Shore University Hospital; associate professor, Zucker School… Read More »

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

Consumption of propionate, an ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital… Read More »

High-fiber diet lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, prevents cancer, WHO says

People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fiber eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »