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Obesity

Obesity and Diabetes: Diabetes patients are considered obese when they have a Body Mass Index over 30. Such patients are at greater risk for a host of other problems cardiovascular disease, cancer, sleep apnea, and poor quality of life. Tremendous research is being done to control, manage, and reverse obesity in diabetics and the educated healthcare professional can help.

Obesity 2014, Part 5

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  In this week’s Homerun Slides, we continue our exploration of the current obesity crisis with a discussion of prediabetes, the conditions which can lead to prediabetes including genetic disposition, and the possibility of preventing the onset of diabetes by acting quickly…. 

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Obesity 2014, Part 4

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  In this week’s Homerun Slides, we continue our exploration on the state of obesity in 2014 including topics on the relationship of BMI and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, genes that cause or are associated with diabetes, and the two principal genetic defects in B-cells that can …

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Obesity 2014, Part 1

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  This week, we begin a new Homerun Slides series from Dr. Stanley Schwartz on obesity. This first set in the series includes an overview of the current situation in the U.S. as well as a discussion of the term "metabolically health obese" and why Dr. Schwartz thinks this is …

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