Diabetes to triple in U.S. by 2050

Up to one-third of U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if Americans continue to gain weight and avoid exercise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has projected. The CDC says about 24 million U.S. adults - or 1 in 10 - have diabetes now, most of them type-2 diabetes linked strongly with...

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Walking More Daily Can Help Ward Off Diabetes

According to research recently published in the British Medical Journal, simply taking more steps every day not only helps ward off obesity but also reduces the risk of diabetes. While several studies have shown that physical activity reduces body mass index and insulin resistance - an early stage in the...

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Glycemic Response

Background In as early as 1981, Jenkins and co-workers illustrated that carbohydrates – even though consumed in equal amounts – can have very different effects on blood glucose levels. With this, the glycemic index (GI) concept was developed as a way to rank carbohydrate-containing foods based on their potential to...

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Sugar Should Not be Condemned as Primary Obesity...

In a commentary featured in the April issue of Diabetes Care, researchers Kahn and Sievenpiper argue that blaming sugar, and specifically fructose, on the obesity and diabetes epidemics is misguided. In the article, the researchers note that much of the research linking sugar to obesity and diabetes is based on...

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