Tag Archive for 'diabetes'

People in India who walk or cycle to work less likely to have high blood pressure, be overweight or diabetic

June 14th, 2013 by Imperial College London

People in India who walk or cycle to work are less likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes or high blood pressure, a study published by PLOS Medicine has found. The research suggests that encouraging more people to use physically active modes of transport could reduce rates of important risk factors for many chronic […]

Diabetes, heart disease risk doubles if you spend too long sitting

October 15th, 2012 by University of Leicester

A study led by the University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough University, has discovered that sitting for long periods increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The study, which combined the results of 18 studies and included a total of 794,577 participants, was led by Dr. Emma Wilmot, a research […]

Growing concern over endocrine disrupting chemicals in daily life

May 11th, 2012 by European Environment Agency

Chemicals which disrupt the hormone system – also known as ‘endocrine disrupting chemicals‘ (EDCs) – may be a contributing factor behind the significant increases in cancers, diabetes and obesity, falling fertility, and an increased number of neurological development problems in both humans and animals, according to a review of recent scientific literature commissioned by the […]

Small, locally-owned businesses contribute to health and well-being

February 7th, 2012 by Baylor University

Counties and parishes with a greater concentration of small, locally-owned businesses have healthier populations — with lower rates of mortality, obesity and diabetes — than do those that rely on large companies with “absentee” owners, according to a USA national study by sociologists at LSU and Baylor University. “What stands out about this research is […]