Diabetes And Obesity Can Damage The Liver To The Point Of Failure – But Few People Know Their Risk Of Developing Liver Disease

Diabetes And Obesity Can Damage The Liver To The Point Of Failure – But Few People Know Their Risk Of Developing Liver Disease

By Madona Azar | The Conversation Liver disease is frighteningly common worldwide. Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease, or MASLD, is an umbrella term describing conditions related to a buildup of fat in the liver. Formerly known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, this condition affects 1 in 4 people worldwide. Among those with type 2 diabetes, insulin […]

The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

The Health Divide: Old Inequities in New Obesity Drugs, and New Looks at Long COVID and Cystic Fibrosis Disparities

By Amber Dance | Center for Health Journalism Black people feel left out of weight-loss drug craze. Weight-loss drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic have rapidly surged in popularity, but the benefits aren’t being distributed equally, reports Anissa Durham in a Word In Black–STAT collaboration. “Many Black Americans … worry that their community is being left behind,” Durham […]

Two Surprising Reasons Behind the Obesity Epidemic: Too Much Salt, Not Enough Water

Two Surprising Reasons Behind the Obesity Epidemic: Too Much Salt, Not Enough Water

By Richard Johnson, The Conversation Scientific studies and media coverage are rife with warnings on how sugar, carbohydrates, saturated fat and lack of exercise contribute to obesity. And tens of millions of Americans are still overweight or obese in large part because of the classic Western diet and lifestyle. As an educator, researcher and professor […]