We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
Brief exposure to a family of chemicals used as flame retardants early in life can permanently alter fat levels in the blood and liver, raising the risk of liver cancer and heart disease.
If any other condition affected as many children and contributed to as many long-term health problems as obesity does, we would have had an action plan long ago. But it's not too late to start.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is now offering a new 'polygenic risk score' that reveals your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Does it work? Are our family physicians ready?
Most diabetic assessment of the eyes concentrates on retina health, but for type 2 sufferers, dry eye disease could be far more concerning.
Global experts warn that excessive screen time increases the risk of obesity, low physical fitness, anxiety and depression.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
What contributes most to being at high risk of diabetes – diet, genes or something else? Big research questions need robust research approaches, so let's break it down.
A key part of preventing secondary medical problems from diabetes involves glucose monitoring. For National Diabetes Month, a researcher describes her work on a self-powered monitor.
Recent research suggests that biomarkers for dairy fat are inversely associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Milk may be good for you, but perhaps not as good as recent headlines have suggested.
Your weight during your youth could have an effect on your heart for the rest of your life.
The diabetes epidemic can be fought through new therapies, prevention programmes and effective junk food legislation.
Nutrition expert – sugar does not cause type 2 diabetes on its own.
The days when health messages focus only on exercise that gets us out of breath could be coming to an end.
A recent study was reported to have found that eating pasta wouldn't make you put on weight, This is actually true, so long as you're following a low GI diet.
A new study suggests that high blood-sugar levels are an effect rather than a cause of type 2 diabetes.
Guidelines for screening and treating diabetic foot are based on low-quality evidence and this is putting millions of people at risk of losing a foot.
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?