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diabetes preventive strategies

Overturning the Diabetes Crisis

Diabetes is affecting the worldwide population at record levels. More than 371 million people are living with the disease and at least 50 percent of those afflicted are not even aware they have it. Diabetes is classically viewed as a problem exclusive to western cultures, notorious for a lifestyle of sloth and gluttony, but the […]

Lack of Physical Activity Determined Deadly

A series of reports published in the journal, The Lancet, revealed that globally, lack of exercise is responsible for 1 in 10 premature deaths – a number very close to the number one cause of premature death – smoking. In recent months, obesity has surpassed smoking as the number one healthcare cost in the nation, […]

The Mommy Connection: Maternal Obesity Linked to Autism

Jessica Simpson’s excess pregnancy weight has raised the eyebrows of more than a few experts. Simpson recently told a magazine reporter that she has happily put on 40 pounds over the course of her pregnancy – she is eating what she wants and she will worry about the details later, but later may be too […]

A Spoonful of Sugar: The Sweet Taste of an Untimely Death

There is a longstanding debate of the harmful effects of sugar and more evidence is surfacing to confirm reports that high sugar consumption may lead to an untimely death. Sugar’s evil replacement, high fructose corn syrup, is not the only one to blame – pointing fingers can include good old-fashioned table sugar. Dr. Robert Lustig […]