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Weight Loss Associated with Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

A round 35 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. This often symptomless condition contributes to disorders like nerve damage, kidney disease, blindness, slow wound...

Sleeping Less Than Six Hours a Night Causes Insulin Resistance in Women

Regularly getting too little sleep has been associated with developing type 2 diabetes, so researchers set out to gather information on why this might...

Replacing Animal-Based Foods with Plant-Based Benefits Health

Many observational studies have concluded that substituting animal-based foods with plant-based protein sources is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2...

Even a Little Physical Activity May Lower the Risks of Sedentary Time

If you’ve heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking” you’re already aware that being sedentary has been associated with higher risk of premature...

Small Food Swaps May Help the Environment—and Your Health

Food production is a key contributor to climate change, accounting for approximately a third of total human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. A study suggested some...

Type of Carbohydrate May be More Important Than Amount for Body Weight

Many people believe “cutting carbs” is the way to control weight. A new study adds to the evidence that the right kind of carbohydrates...

Healthy (But Not Unhealthy) Plant-Based Diets Associated with Lower Parkinson’s Risk

Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder in industrialized countries, particularly in older adults. It causes progressive motor and cognitive disability. In a...

Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Adverse Liver Outcomes

Approximately 65 percent of adults in the U.S. consume sugar-sweetened beverages every day. In addition to having negative effects on your heart, blood sugar...

Activity—of All Kinds—Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

A review article considered 270 randomized controlled trials and concluded that many kinds of physical activity have the potential to lower resting blood pressure....

Newsbites: November 2023

Treating Hearing Loss May Reduce Cognitive Decline in At Risk Older Adults In a randomized controlled trial, researchers assigned 490 adults aged 70 to 84...