Still on the subject of diabetes, there's been a lot of talk recently about sugar-sweetened drinks causing obesity - and eventually diabetes - in children.
As if overweight people don’t already have enough on their plate, here’s another problem: gum disease.
Several factors contribute to cataract formation, including physiological factors (age), medications (such as steroids, gout drugs), illnesses (like diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism), and lifestyle and environmental factors (smoking, obesity...
New research has found that the number of deaths associated with obesity is far lower than previously believed.
For the longest time, doctors have been warning us of the dangers of being overweight. It can lead to all sorts of problems, including diabetes and cardio-vascular problems, we were told. Now it seems that it's not that simple. A new study has found...
* Have surgery in a multidisciplinary setting combining medical and mental-health care, physical therapy and other treatments. Patients do better with such an approach and are also more likely to return to work (Pain, 1992; 49: 221-30).
A stroke occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails. Brain cells can die as a result of the decreased blood flow and subsequent lack of oxygen.
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* Look to hidden food allergy. Coffee, milk, sugar, honey, alcoholic and soft drinks, tea, chocolate, citrus juices and fruits, tomatoes or tomato-based products and highly spiced foods have all been associated with incontinence. Keep a food diary...
Type II diabetes has become the lifestyle disease of modern times. The two main risk factors according to doctors are being seriously overweight, as measured by body mass index (BMI), and a lack of exercise. But which one carries the greater risk?