Why South Asians are at increased risk for diabetes: A complex interplay of genetics, diet and history
South Asians are particularly insulin resistant. Compared to Caucasians, South Asians had higher insulin concentrations in their blood after ingesting sugar. This means that South Asian individuals require more insulin to regulate their blood sugar levels, a characteristic of Type 2 diabetes. There are numerous possible explanations for this, but genetic variants could be one culprit.
WAISTLINES AND BOTTOM LINES
They say they got canned advice and unresponsive clinicians — and some report they couldn’t get the newest drugs.
Why snacking could be damaging your health
But these days, people are eating more frequently than they ever have before – and often outside of meal times. New smartphone app data shows that we now have erratic eating patterns. Many of us are continually snacking rather than eating at defined times – which means we spend up to 16 hours a day in a “fed” state.
America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine
Vaccines can be less effective in obese adults than in the general population, leaving them more vulnerable to infection and illness.
One in seven Americans physically inactive – CDC
Physical inactivity is defined as not doing in any leisure-time physical activities over the last month – activities such as walking for exercise or gardening.
Your fitness now predicts your risk of obesity later better than your genes
Your body mass index — or BMI — when you’re young does a better job predicting whether you will be obese later in life than your genes.
In 10 years, half of Americans will be obese, study
Several states 60% of adults will be obese. In states with the lowest rates, 40% of adults will be obese. About a quarter of US adults will be severely obese.
What exactly is a disease?
Seems like an easy question, until you take a closer look. Then things get messy. Measles is an easy call. What about obesity or the changes of normal aging?
Vegan or Mediterranean diet – which is better for heart health?
Mediterranean diet includes vegetables and fruits in addition to oily fish, olive oil, red wine, lean meats, nuts, and low-fat dairy products.
Seattle’s Soda Tax Almost Entirely Passed on to Consumers
Two-liter bottle of soda increased 64 percent; price of diet drinks jumped, too
The Man Who Sold America On Vitamin D — And Profited In The Process
The doctor most responsible for turning the sunshine supplement into a billion-dollar juggernaut has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the vitamin D industry, according to government records and interviews.
Drink, drank, drunk: what happens when we drink alcohol in four short videos
The process of how ethanol gets from the glass into your brain is not straight forward. Let’s take a look at what happens after that first sip of alcohol.
Should kids be weighed at school?
While there are benefits and downsides of measuring kids’ height and weight at school, the pros outweigh the cons.