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Obesity in pregnancy linked to autism

Mothers who are obese or have diabetes during pregnancy may be more likely to have babies with autism or other developmental delays, said a US study published on Monday. The findings “appear to raise serious public health concerns,” said the study in the journal Pediatrics, which comes amid an obesity…

The Paula Deen situation and the cost of the all-or-nothing mentality

I’ve been following the dust-up over Paula Deen finally coming clean about having diabetes after her drug endorsements were in place. I’m not keen on tearing up Deen over this, because if it wasn’t her, it would just be another person holding down the extreme end when it comes to…

Adult diabetes rate doubles: study

LONDON (AFP) – The number of adults with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled since 1980, with almost 350 million now affected, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal. Scientists from Imperial College London and Harvard University analysed blood sugar date of 2.7 million people aged…

Researchers find U.S. “diabetes belt”

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Already dubbed America’s “stroke belt,” the southeastern U.S. just earned another dubious distinction as the nation’s “diabetes belt,” government researchers said Tuesday. They used county-by-county data to mark those areas where people are most at risk for the blood sugar disease. “We have known for…

Third of Americans will be diabetic: Bill Clinton

Diabetes is costing the United States up to 160 billion dollars per year and might affect one-third of Americans by the middle of the century, former US President Bill Clinton said Sunday in Dubai. “By the middle of this century, the diabetes rate in the United States could be as…

Half of Americans facing diabetes by 2020: report

More than half of Americans will have diabetes or be prediabetic by 2020 at a cost to the U.S. health care system of $3.35 trillion if current trends go on unabated, according to analysis of a new report released on Tuesday by health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. Diabetes and prediabetes…

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