Scientists explore link between diabetes and dementia
Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. However, little is known about how the diabetes-cognitive decline link compares across cultures. Scientists from Mayo Clinic and Huashan Hospital in Shanghai explored the association between Type 2 diabetes and cognitive impairment to find out if the relationship varies in different populations.
Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads
WASHINGTON - The global diabetes rate has risen by nearly half over the past two decades, according to a new study, as obesity and the health problems it spawns have taken hold across the developing world. The prevalence of diabetes has been rising in rich countries for several decades, largely driven by increases in the rate of obesity.
Moderate Exercise During Pregnancy Reduces Risk Of Gestational Diabetes, Excessive Weight Gain
Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes usually do so during their 24th week of pregnancy, reported the American Diabetes Association (ADA). It's one of the most frequent complications of pregnancy, in addition to excessive weight gain - both of which may be avoided with moderate exercise.