Diabetes

According to the International Obesity Task Force estimates in 2002 60% of diabetes cases were due to weight gain, and in western nations the percentage climbs into the 90% range. See why losing belly fat can reduce your risk here.

By the year 2034 about 44.1 million people will have diabetes, up from 23.7 million people today. At the same time, the cost of treating people with diabetes will triple.

Gestational (jes-TAY-shun-ul) diabetes is diabetes that is found for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States, three to eight get gestational diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Your body uses glucose for energy. But too much glucose in your blood can be harmful.

Processed meats may increase a person's risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to research conducted at Harvard University. See what the findings of the study were and how you can take steps to help prevent these diseases.