from Journal of the American Heart Association
More than thirty million Americans have type 2 diabetes, but up to one-half of those diabetes cases could be prevented just by reducing the prevalence of obesity. Obesity has long been recognized as a major contributor to type 2 diabetes, but a new study has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The new focus on diabetes and obesity comes as more people younger than sixty-five are being diagnosed along with serious complications, including amputations and hospitalizations. Ways to prevent or delay diabetes are worth restating because of the new statistics—those include healthy lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating healthy foods and being physically active.