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Rare, Deadly Disease More Likely in Obese Women on Dialysis
Scientists don’t fully understand calciphylaxis, a rare and potentially deadly blood vessel condition. But new research points to some of the major factors linked to the disease.
Weight Loss Surgery Seems to Be a Diabetes Game-Changer
To fight diabetes, patients can make changes in diet and exercise, take medication, or in some cases, undergo weight loss surgery. For the obese, surgery has been shown to cut both weight and diabetes risk.
Obesity Outweighed Genetics as Diabetes Risk
Some people have genes that make them more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Weight loss, however, may be the most effective way to lower diabetes risk, regardless of genetic risk.
Two Meals Beat Six for Diabetes Patients
Some diabetes patients believe eating five or six small meals a day helps control weight and boost metabolism. More evidence, however, is challenging the benefits of this meal plan.
More Coffee Might Reduce Diabetes Risk
Many people drink caffeinated drinks like coffee or tea on a daily basis. It's possible that even small changes in coffee consumption could affect their health in a major way.
Healthy Diets Reduced Diabetes Risk
Poor diet can contribute to the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But which is the right diet to reduce that risk?
Diabetes on the Rise as Obesity Rates Climb
Just by taking a look around, one might see that obesity has become a bigger problem over the last several decades. But changes in diabetes rates are less easy to see.
Weight Loss Surgery Not Just for Obese
Gastric banding is a weight loss procedure that has been used successfully to control diabetes in severely obese people. The operation may now provide similar benefits to those who are overweight.
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.
Too Little Sleep Linked to Diabetes and Obesity
Sometimes, we take sleep for granted. But getting a good night’s sleep can be key to maintaining a healthy metabolism and preventing diabetes and obesity.