It’s tough enough to make it through the holidays without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with holiday parties and family gatherings. An extra treat or carbohydrate food could sky rocket a blood sugar reading to a critical point.
A recently released map from the Centers for Disease Control shows that in 2013 no U.S. state had less than a 20 percent rate of obesity among adults ages 18 and older. Twenty-three states had adult obesity rates ranging 25 percent to just under 30 percent.
Dieters are often deterred from losing weight too quickly, as many people believe that rapid weight loss is difficult to maintain. However, a new study suggests that both gradual and rapid weight loss methods can be effective, and they also have similar levels of weight regain. This information dispels the myth that rapid weight loss via crash dieting is ineffective because that weight loss is difficult to maintain.
Fructose, a sugar that is found within high-fructose corn syrup, has been scrutinized considerably over the last few years. Now, research has added to the debate about the health of this sugar. A new study shows that fructose can promote diabetes and obesity by over-stimulating hormones that regulate the accumulation of fat.
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