Take the signs of metabolic syndrome as a wake-up call to make changes that will lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Endocrinologist Betul Hatipoglu, MD, explains.
Having an “apple” shape, where fat sits around your middle, is more dangerous for your heart than having a “pear” shape, where fat sits around your hips. Find out if your waistline puts you at risk as we “decode” waist circumference.
The world’s leading diabetes organizations say the procedure should be a standard treatment option for people with diabetes — even if they don’t need to lose much weight.
Chronic disease has reached epidemic proportions in America. Millions of people suffer from fatigue, chronic pain, diabetes, obesity, depression, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia and chronic headaches. Discover how a new approach can help.
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We all know that carrying around extra body fat isn’t good for us. But you may not realize that losing weight can help prevent kidney disease in otherwise-healthy people. Trimming down might also slow disease progression in people already diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, according to nephrologist Sankar Navaneethan, MD. “Obesity and being overweight are … Read More
Nature is cruel to obese children. Fat affects the function of key organ systems. It is associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It may also lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – the most common chronic liver disease in both children and adults. Cleveland Clinic has formed the Pediatric Preventive Cardiology and … Read More