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Type 2 Diabetes Wreaks Havoc in Overweight Teens

Type 2 diabetes poses a particular problem for overweight teens, a study finds: Among hundreds of recently-diagnosed teenagers, almost half lost control of their blood sugar within a few years....

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Nearly 25% of Teens Have Diabetes

Turns out the kids aren't alright: Some 23% of American teenagers have diabetes or prediabetes; 10 years ago, that number was 9%, a new study says. Researchers stumbled on the find while analyzing data...

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'Bizarre' Finding: Exercise May Be Bad for Some

Congratulations, couch potatoes: A new study might give you ammunition to rationalize your lack of exercise. The review of six studies found that 10% of regular exercisers ended up with worse levels of...

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Nail Polish, Hairspray Linked to Diabetes

Bad news for the well manicured: If the cosmetics you slather yourself with contain phthalates, you may be more likely to get type 2 diabetes. A new study finds a link between the man-made...

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The Root of What Ails Us: Inflammation?

Diabetes, Alzheimer's, cancer. They may seem like wildly different diseases, but they share a common thread, reports the Wall Street Journal : Each has been tied to chronic inflammation. And that has...

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Cheese May Guard Against Diabetes

Finally, a reason to eat cheese that is slightly more sound than, "Because it tastes delicious." Turns out the risk of Type 2 diabetes could actually be reduced by 12% for regular cheese eaters, a new...

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TB Vaccine Might Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

A potentially life-changing development for those who suffer from type 1 diabetes, the more serious form of the disease: A vaccine used for decades to treat tuberculosis might not only reduce the need...

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CDC Unveils Latest Fat Map

More than a fifth of adults in Colorado are fat, but it's still the skinniest state in the nation, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map that highlights the scale of...

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Blood Sugar Might Be Shrinking Your Brain

We've all been told sugar rots the teeth—but the brain as well? A new study has linked blood sugar levels even at the high end of normal to shrinkage of parts of the brain involved in memory and...

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Stroke Victims Getting Younger

There has been an alarming rise in the number of younger people suffering strokes, according to a new study. Researchers studying data from two US states found that the average age of a person...

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Weight Loss Doesn't Cut Heart Risk for Diabetics

Many people with type 2 diabetes are overweight, and most diabetics die from heart disease. So it would follow that if diabetics followed a healthier diet and lost weight, they'd reduce their risk of a...

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Cut Diabetes Risk: Drink Tea

Care for a spot of type 2 diabetes, luv? No? Then you might want to consider forming a tea habit. A new study analyzing data from 50 countries has concluded that the countries that drank the most black...

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12% of Mississippians Battling Diabetes

We certainly aren't getting any healthier: Diabetes rates have soared across the United States since 1995, up 50% in 42 states and more than doubling in 18, reports the AFP . In 1995, only three states...

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Americans Living Longer, but Also Living Sicker

The good news: A new report shows that Americans are living longer. The bad news: They're doing so while suffering from more chronic illnesses. The 2012 America's Health Rankings find that, while there...

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Our Too-Fat Nation Needs a 'Dietary Seat Belt'

America needs the equivalent of a seat belt law when it comes to nutrition, writes Mark Bittman in the New York Times . By that he means the government must try to prevent people from eating and...

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Just 3% of Americans Have 'Ideal' Heart Health

How's this for a gloomy stat? Only 3% of Americans have "ideal" heart health, according to a new report from the American Heart Association . Using data collected on 350,000 Americans in 2009, it...

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Diet Soda Bigger Diabetes Threat Than Sugary Stuff

Sugar-packed soda has been linked to a boosted diabetes risk—but it turns out the diet version may pose an even bigger threat. Researchers tracked 66,000 French women over 14 years; the volunteers were...

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Sugar, Not Obesity, Is Our 'Smoking Gun'

Sugar is "toxic," and is hands-down the biggest problem with the American diet, declares Mark Bittman in the New York Times . He cites a new study that finds increased sugar consumption is linked to...

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Last Year's Diabetes Price Tag: $245B

As diabetes rates soar across the United States, so too do the costs associated with the disease. The diabetes price tag climbed to $245 billion last year, a 41% increase from the $174 billion spent...

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Sugary Drinks Responsible for 180K Deaths ... Per Year

As the soda wars rage across the country, a new study finds that 1% of deaths of obese adults around the world can be blamed on sugary drinks, USA Today reports. That tallied up to 180,000...

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