Tagged: diabetes

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“A new research study, hot-off-the presses, has shown that conventionally grown produce is as nutritious as organic fruits and veggies. This is good news as a well-balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, no matter how they are grown, is your best defense in fighting heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes….all major […]

The escalating costs of treating obesity

Medical spending for an obese person averages $1,400 more a year than an individual of normal weight  — a health-related expenditure that has doubled from nearly a decade ago and includes treating diabetes, heart disease and other ailments found  in those overweight, according to a recent study. Caroline Apovian, MD, Boston Medical Center Director of […]

For diabetics with heart disease, meds are as good as bypass surgery

Alice Jacobs, MD, Director of Boston Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and professor of clinical cardiology, can discuss the results of a five year study, that showed no difference in mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes and stable heart disease who received angioplasty or bypass surgery compared to drug therapy alone. The landmark study […]