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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The Reasons You Were Declined After Your Life Insurance Application

The Reasons You Were Declined After Your Life Insurance Application

Not all insurance companies think the same way when it comes to risks in insuring you for the future. Guaranteed life is available today without a medical exam for those who have health concerns. However, if you are in the process of purchasing a policy and are preparing for an exam, the following can result in a declined or postponed life insurance application, meaning they will look at your application again if the problem is…

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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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Health Care System Issues Behind Stalled Life Expectancy Gains

Health Care System Issues Behind Stalled Life Expectancy Gains

When compared to other developed nations, America’s overall life expectancy is growing slowly according to a recent studies from the National Research Council and the World Health Organization recently found. One of the main factors the report identified as being behind the slower gains is smoking. The full impact of high tobacco use rates – particularly among American men – is only now being felt, and it’s thought this could actually foreshadow a sharp increase in…

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