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Diabetic NFL Pro Kyle Love Cuts Out Sweets
Professional NFL player Kyle Love was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After being cut from the New England Patriots, Love is now playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and is confident that his new diagnosis will not affect his playing style.
Medical Researchers Examining Link Between Diabetes and Marijuana
A study is currently underway by researchers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson to examine the effects of marijuana on a person's metabolism. It was recently found that marijuana users generally have lower incidences of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Physical Activity and Medications
While both type 1 and type 2 diabetics learn how to manage their disease through a triad of diet, exercise and weight loss, the similarities often stop there. Type 1 diabetics use injected insulin, while type 2 diabetics are often prescribed oral medications. Whichever type of medication you use, your activity level can influence its effectiveness.…
Rye vs Wheat, Oats, and Potatoes: How Different Carbohydrate Types Affect Your Body
An interesting 2007 study out of Finland showed that changes in dietary carbohydrate type could affect which genes are activated in abdominal fat. These findings have important implications for improving health in people with metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes.…
School Junk Food Laws Can Reduce Adolescent Weight Gain
In schools where sales of junk food and sweetened drinks are curbed, obesity rates may be lower, a recent study shows.…