The number of Americans who have type 2 diabetes has risen to nearly 26 million, federal officials announced today.
We as a nation have put a lot of stock into the notion that being (or becoming) slender equates to better health and longer lives. But a body evidence calls into question whether that connection -- or, conversely, the connection between overweight and poor health -- is all that strong, and even whether it exists at all.
Jennifer LaRue Huget
| January 24, 2011; 7:00 AM ET |
Categories: Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Conditions, Diabetes, Eating disorders, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, Psychology, Weight loss, Women's Health, life expectancy, osteoporosis
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Everyone knows that smoking is a terrible thing to do for your health and the health of those around you who are exposed to tobacco fumes. But the Surgeon General released a new report Thursday detailing how tobacco causes cancer, heart attacks and so many other ailments and why it is so addictive.
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