Americans fatter than ever, obesity officially called a ‘disease’

US obesity rates have reached a record high, and physicians have officially classified it as a “disease”, which will likely change the way doctors and health insurance providers treat the 28.9 percent of American adults who are severely overweight. Obesity…

Consumption of artificially and sugar-sweetened beverages and incident type 2 diabete

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/01/30/ajcn.112.050997 Background: It has been extensively shown, mainly in US populations, that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but less is known about the effects of artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs). Objective: We evaluated the association…