‘Diabetes’ Archive

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Seminar recap: Americans’ sweet tooth needs to be pulled

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Americans — especially adolescents and teens — consume far above the amount of calories in excess sugar than the recommended maximum and may be making themselves sick in the process, according to research presented at the Center’s Health Policy Seminar Series on May 31.

“There is an increasing amount of evidence linking consumption of excess … [ Read full post ]

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Today: “On the Road to Diabetes? A Look at High Prediabetes Rates in California”

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Nearly ten percent of the adult population in California has diabetes but how many more have conditions that presage the onset of diabetes? How can the path towards diabetes be reversed? And what is the likely effect of the population with prediabetes on the future of California’s health and budget?

In today’s seminar, Susan H. [ Read full post ]

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On the move at Active Living Research conference

Friday, February 27th, 2015

susanbabey2011Sue Babey, senior research scientist at the Center, gave a presentation on adolescent physical activity at the Active Living Research (ALR) conference in San Diego this week and found organizers “practice what they preach,” working in physical activity breaks –  walking, running, volleyball — for conference participants.

Babey’s presentation was titled “Adolescent Physical Activity: … [ Read full post ]

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Soda companies say they’ll help Americans cut calories

Monday, September 29th, 2014

susanbabey2011The three largest soda companies say they aim to cut sugary drink calories by 20 percent in American diets by 2025 through marketing, distribution and packaging efforts, according to a New York Times story. The Center’s Susan Babey, a senior research scientist, has written about the link between sugary drinks and teen obesity in … [ Read full post ]

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Trees provide more than just shade in cities

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxCity dwellers are less likely to be overweight or obese and are more likely to report better overall health when they live in an area with a 28 percent tree canopy, compared to those who live in urban areas with sparser tree cover, according to a Sacramento Bee op-ed article.

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City, street pattern design may influence health, study says

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

 

People who live in older, compact cities with shorter blocks and more intersections – which promote more walking and biking — have lower rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases, according to a study by the universities of Colorado and Connecticut published in the Journal of Health and Transport.

The study, which used California [ Read full post ]

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