Excess body fat, particularly around the waist, is a major risk factor for premature death among Hispanics

Related video Both general and abdominal obesity were strongly associated with mortality among Mexican adults. Each 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI above 25 kg/m2 was associated with a 30 percent increase in mortality. These findings refute previous research showing that being overweight was not strongly associated with mortality in Hispanic populations. Findings from a prospective […]

Diabetes data analysis will lead to better blood sugar monitoring and insulin delivery

Related video The lives of people with Type 1 diabetes could be significantly enhanced through algorithms that connect glucose monitors and insulin pumps to automatically regulate blood glucose to healthy levels, in the same fashion that cruise control in an automobile regulates speed. A new project funded by JDRF, the leading global organization funding Type […]

Poor fit between job demands, reasoning abilities associated with health conditions

Related video Older workers whose reasoning abilities no longer allow them to meet the demands of their jobs may be more likely to develop chronic health conditions and retire early, which may not be ideal for the employee or employer, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “When their reasoning abilities matched the […]

Finding ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in mums

Related video University of South Australia researchers are appealing for greater support mechanisms to help women diagnosed with gestational diabetes return to or maintain a healthy weight post pregnancy. The call comes after new research shows women are struggling to prioritize their personal health after gestational diabetes, despite understanding their increased risk of type 2 […]

What to know about natural sweeteners

Related video Stevia Monk fruit Yacon syrup Xylitol Erythritol Best options for diabetes Best options for the keto diet Best options for losing weight Natural sweeteners that are less healthful Summary Natural sweeteners come from flowers and plants directly, with little processing. Examples include stevia, monk fruit, and yacon syrup. Many people are turning away […]

Could activating these immune cells protect against MS?

Related video Millions living with autoimmune diseases Activating suppressor cells Could unbalanced cells cause autoimmunity? In multiple sclerosis, overactive inflammatory immune cells destroy the tissue that surrounds and insulates the nerves. Now, new research in mice reveals that activating a different group of immune cells could potentially counteract the destructive autoimmune reaction. Researchers focused on […]