Healthy-Weight Adults at Risk for Prediabetes

Healthy-weight adults are increasingly at risk for prediabetes, according to findings reported by researchers at the University of Florida and published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Given the connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes, many people think the...

Once Rare, Child Type 2 Diabetes Cases On the Rise

Last year in Texas, doctors diagnosed a 3-year-old girl with type 2 diabetes in the youngest case of the disease ever recorded. Historically rare, such diagnoses are becoming increasingly common: more than 5,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes in children are diagnosed...

-1% Probability of Obese People Reaching Normal Weight

A landmark study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that obese people have a less than 1% probability of ever reaching normal weight. Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are only slightly lower than those in the Unites States, and the study...