Obesity is itself a disease, in addition to contributing to the onset and progression of other conditions such as diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
Obesity is a disease that shares several characteristics with cancer, but does not get the same society-wide recognition of its disease status, so people with obesity are less likely to get treatment.
Almost two-thirds of UK adults aged 65 and over possess two or more long-term health conditions.
People who developed diabetes, psychosis and congestive heart failure, in that order, experienced the largest reduction in life expectancy
Following news of Ozempic’s ability to help its users lose weight, it did not take long for fat-haters to surface.
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The messaging around Ozempic being a miracle cure is not only a lie, it has kicked up a new level of fatphobia.
About one in six pregnant women in Australia are now diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Rates have more than doubled since the thresholds for diagnosis were changed.
The number of days of extreme heat is set to increase in the years ahead. An active lifestyle can help reduce the impact on your health.
Many heat-related health problems can be avoided by adopting a healthy, active lifestyle. But the younger generation is less active than previous generations, and therefore more vulnerable.
Aging and obesity are likely to be the two primary drivers of the expected rise in diabetes.
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Diabetes rates worldwide have been rising steadily since the early 1990s when these data were first estimated. This trend is only going up.
Metformin is a drug commonly taken by patients with type 2 diabetes.
A recent study found that among people who were overweight or obese, taking metformin during a COVID infection reduced the risk of developing long COVID by 40%.
Body mass index has been the standard measure to classify obesity and overweight for decades.
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Overreliance on BMI as a measure of weight and health has deepened inequities and led to inaccuracies and overgeneralizations.
Ozempic, a semaglutide drug being used for weight loss, could impact how society sees fat people.
As the use of Ozempic, a drug for diabetes, slams into the mainstream as a weight-loss method, will the drug’s use impact our concept of fatness? And how does fatness intersect with race and class?
Influencers have been enthusiastically claiming its success in helping them lose weight, with their posts viewed by millions. You might be surprised what the evidence shows.
In a controversial move in 2021, drug-funding agency Pharmac fully subsidised new diabetes drugs for Māori and Pacific patients. Could the result help set a precedent?
Ozempic uses semaglutide to mimic the role of a hormone naturally produced by the body to create feelings of fullness. Certain foods can do the same thing.
Nine in ten of all deaths in New Zealand are caused by non-communicable diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Better use of research evidence could save lives and healthcare dollars.
Diabetes management is becoming more affordable in the U.S. after years of price hikes.
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The drugmaker’s move responded to the growing competition that has shaken up the insulin market in recent years.
Regular exercise and heathy diets, including low consumption of processed foods, are important to prevent diabetes.
For parents, encouraging healthy family diets for children from the time they are babies is one way to keep children’s blood sugar levels in check. The Indonesian government can do more to help too.
Exercising regularly, and spending time outdoors can improve your health.
As tempting as it is, it is not possible to “supplement” oneself out of a bad lifestyle.
Scientists are figuring out why so many diseases and conditions, including diabetes, inflammation and parasitic infection, can affect our eye health. But there are ways to protect your macula.
You’ve probably heard of the drug semaglutide or Ozempic, the diabetes medication being used for weight loss. So what are the risks and benefits? And who should have access to it?
When it comes to eye care, regular visits to the optometrist or ophthalmologist can detect the early signs of diabetic damage.
The risk of developing eye complications is high in young people with Type 2 diabetes, which is increasingly affecting children and adolescents, especially those who are more sedentary.
Shift work throws our circadian rhythm out of whack, which can impact the major systems in our bodies.