How Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

How Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Some health professionals at the front lines of the war on diabetes are pulling no punches in their assessment of the need for strong action by individuals to take care of their health.

In advance of the meeting of the American Diabetes Association this month, the Lancet journal ran an editorial highlighting the fact that while much progress has been made in the area of medicines that treat diabetes, far less has been made when it comes to lifestyle changes.

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Could Childhood Obesity Lead to an Early Death?

Could Childhood Obesity Lead to an Early Death?

Obesity is a condition that can seriously shorten one’s life span while also resulting in higher life insurance premiums – especially if it contributes to certain pre-existing conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.

However, a recent study suggests that the dangers of obesity can start to manifest themselves long before adulthood, which is one more reason why parents need to do what they can to promote a healthy diet and ensure their children get plenty of exercise.

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How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

Reports show that many Americans are too unhealthy or overweight to qualify for the military, ultimately causing a concern for national security. One report showed that between 2006 and 2011, around 62,000 recruits, who showed up to enlist, failed their entrance physicals due to weight issues. The report also showed that one-quarter of all Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 were too overweight to enlist.

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How Obesity Can Lead to Higher Insurance Premiums

How Obesity Can Lead to Higher Insurance Premiums

Obesity is one of the most common reasons a person might be declined – or charged higher rates – when applying for life insurance coverage. While it’s a fact that many who are overweight can remain healthy well into old age, insurance underwriters take a scientific approach to making the decisions. Using statistical analysis to arrive at health ratings and premium rates, underwriters know that being overweight increases an individual’s death rate in purely linear…

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How will my child’s weight affect life insurance?

How will my child’s weight affect life insurance?

Obesity among America’s youth is a growing epidemic with long-term ramifications for both the health and financial futures of those affected.

An estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are considered obese, according to the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the last year for which statistics are available. That is about triple the rate from just one generation ago.

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How Weight Loss Can Lower Your Life Insurance Premium

How Weight Loss Can Lower Your Life Insurance Premium

Healthcare researchers are increasingly finding that the medical problems that can saddle people with high life insurance costs and other problems often begin in childhood.

This is particularly the case with obesity, where about one-third of the U.S. public now struggles with weight – a problem that has also become more pronounced in school systems across the country.

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