With more American adults qualifying as obese than ever before, doctors should be screening all adult patients for unhealthy weight, says a government panel.
Nothing like a tall, cool drink in the heat of summer, right? Not if it’s a sugar-sweetened soda, and not if you’re in New York City.
Shift work may be unavoidable, but a new study suggests that it could wreak havoc with hormones that increase women’s risk of cancer.
Your DNA may hold valuable information about your health, but current genetic tests can’t improve doctors’ ability to predict your risk of major disease.
In less than a decade, the proportion of kids ages 12 to 19 with diabetes or prediabetes has jumped from 9% in 1999-2000 to 23% in 2007-2008.
Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked with obesity, progresses much faster and is harder to treat in children than in adults, according to the disappointing results of a new study that sought to determine the best treatment for the …
Working the night shift? Researchers now understand how night jobs — and chronic jet lag — can affect your insulin levels and your waistline.
It’s no secret that as a population, Americans been getting heavier, but researchers now say that our weight problem may be worse than we thought.
In the first head-to-head studies comparing weight-loss surgery to medication for diabetes, surgery proved more effective in putting the disease in remission.
When it comes to your risk of diabetes, a new study by Harvard researchers suggests that eating less white rice could make a difference.
Eating a hot dog or a couple of slices of bacon a day comes with a surprisingly high cost to your health.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added new safety warnings to cholesterol-reducing statin drugs on Wednesday, noting increased risks of Type 2 diabetes and memory loss for patients who take the medications.
Diet plays a big part in obesity, which is in turn a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. But despite the plump Southern chef’s diagnosis, experts say there’s more to it than just overeating.