Smoking Affects More Than Your Lungs
Lung cancer and emphysema are usually at the top of the list of smoking risks, but there are many more ways smoking can harm the body.
Diet and Exercise to Stave off Diabetes and Death
For people with chronic high blood sugar, exercise and a healthy diet could delay or prevent diabetes. New research shows those interventions could even save lives.
Blood Pressure Rx Cuts Heart Attack, Death Rate
Diabetes increases the likelihood of having heart disease. While blood pressure medications may help reduce related risks, some therapies may be more effective than others.
Diabetes Rx Does Not Help Heart Attack Patients
For those with diabetes, metformin not only helps to control blood sugar, but it may also boost heart health. The cardiovascular benefit, however, may not extend to those without diabetes.
Weight Gain a Year After Giving Birth Can Lead to Health Risks
After having a baby, most women have a lot of things to think about. For some women, even a year after giving birth, one of those things may need to be weight loss.
Blood Sugar Measure May Not Predict Heart Disease
High blood sugar readings have been tied to a greater risk for heart disease. While these blood sugar readings may signal risk of pre-diabetes or diabetes, they may not be a sign that heart disease waits ahead.
Cholesterol Rx Users Drop Weight and Diabetes Risk
Research has shown that popular cholesterol-lowering medications may increase the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Weight control, however, may keep the diabetes away.
A Diabetic Pregnancy and the Heart
Among the complications that can occur during a pregnancy is gestational diabetes. Though gestational diabetes usually goes away after pregnancy, its risks may not always.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
There are many health benefits to being a physically active person. Here’s a list from what you might gain from developing an exercise routine.
FDA Will Review Diabetes Rx for Heart Risk
Saxagliptin is a popular diabetes medication that helps lower blood sugar levels. Because research has shown that it may worsen heart failure, the FDA plans to review data on this medication.