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Neighborhood Environment and Diabetes

Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences report that one’s risk for diabetes may be influenced by his neighborhood environment, particularly if the place is conducive for walking or not. Dr. Gillian Booth, lead author and endocrinologist states that although the disease may be prevented by healthy eating, exercise and weight loss, their study shows that environment can also play a role in determining one’s risk for developing the condition. The incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing globally, and it may be attributed partly to people moving from rural areas to urban places in […]

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Lifestyle Factors Increase Diabetes Risk

Long-term follow-up of more than 7000 middle-aged adults without diabetes showed that unhealthy behaviors like excessive weight gain, smoking and heavy drinking may explain almost half of the social disparities in type 2 diabetes. The study which was recently published online on the British Medical Journal looked into socioeconomic and lifestyle related risk factors for diabetes in study participants taking part in the Whitehall II study involving British civil servants, aged 35 to 55 in 1985. An international team of researchers assessed the health behaviors including smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity, as well as the body mass index, […]

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