/Tag: diabetes

Pre-diabetes: Are You at Risk?

Diabetes is on the rise. Among adults in the United States the trend has gone from 10.8% in 1994 to 14.3% in 2012. What's even more astounding is the prevalence of pre-diabetes. It has been reported that as much as 38% of the population has an abnormal response to insulin which results in an elevation [...]

Why Cholesterol Levels Are Not the Best Predictor of Heart Disease

Individuals with higher-than-normal cholesterol levels are commonly prescribed statins in the hope of reducing their risk of heart disease or stroke. Yet, the medical research to date indicates that statins actually have very limited usefulness in preventing heart disease unless the patient already has a personal history of the disease. This may be due, in [...]