Study: Obesity’s link to type 2 diabetes not so clear-cut

April 4, 2014

Although it’s a common belief that a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes often follows a large weight gain, a new study challenges that notion. Researchers found that the majority of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes didn’t get the disease until they’d been overweight or obese for a number of years. What’s more, participants who […]

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Even mild weight loss may lower diabetes risk in obese teens

June 17, 2013

Obese teens do not need to lose large amounts of weight to lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers found that obese teens who reduced their body mass index (BMI) by 8 percent or more had improvements in insulin sensitivity, a measure of how well the body processes insulin and […]

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Type 2 diabetes progresses faster in kids, study finds

June 4, 2013

By Serena Gordon Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in children than adults, with signs of serious complications seen just a few years after diagnosis, new research finds. “Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more rapidly in children,” said Dr. Jane Chiang, senior vice president of medical affairs and […]

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One sugar-sweetened soda a day boosts diabetes risk

May 1, 2013

By Alexandra Sifferlin All it takes is one can of soda to increase risk of type 2 diabetes by 22 percent, according to a new study. In the study published in Diabetologia, researchers studied diet and drinking habits of about 28,500 people from Britain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Italy, and the Netherlands over a period of 15 years. Those who consumed […]

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