Despite the efforts of millions of Americans, obesity rates continue to climb. Why is it so hard to lose weight and to keep it off? It's a lot more complicated than just pushing back the plate.
Health care providers often recommend exercise to overweight people as a way to lose weight, but that often does not work. Injuries can occur, and frustration can mount. Can walking with them work?
People with type 2 diabetes are putting their health at risk by not taking their medication because of side effects.
Losing weight is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes, as well as a prudent preventive measure. Beliefs that it's harder to lose weight when diabetic are unfounded.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
...and then they need to record when remission occurs.
To tackle the increasing burden of diabetes in Africa, health systems on the continent need to be strengthened.
Knowing exactly what to eat and avoid to beat type 2 diabetes can be confusing. More protein? Less carbs? More wholegrains?
Here's a message public health officials should adopt. It could prevent many new cases of diabetes occurring.
A hot bath burns calories, helps control blood sugar and keeps your blood vessels healthy. What's not to like?
You don't often see many of the nation's 75 million seniors hanging out in parks. There may be a reason. Most parks are not designed with seniors in mind. Here are some ways to change that.
People with coeliac disease need to avoid gluten, but a gluten-free diet is otherwise best avoided. It raises the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Even gentle exercise can induce rapid molecular and immunological changes in your body.
Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic in the US, and at some point, half of the 30 million people with diabetes will need insulin. That would be one thing if insulin were easy to dose, but it's not.
Traditional Chinese medicine suggests that mulberry leaves may be useful for treating diabetes. A new clinical trial supports that suggestion.
Antipsychotics are known to increase the risk of diabetes, but there is more to the story than that.
Experts are desperately trying to find solutions to the growing public health problem of type 2 diabetes in the young. A number of trials are underway, and some look promising.
Metformin has been used to treat diabetes since the late 1950s. It is now on the World Health Organisation's List of Essential Medicines needed for a basic health care system.
A widely quoted study produced for the soft drinks industry made much of the costs, but downplayed the benefits, of a tax on sugary drinks.
Scientists thought they were closing in on one great new treatment but may have found another instead.