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ReachMD takes an in-depth look at diabetes, a disease identified in nearly 1 in 10 Americans, which upsets the lives of millions more. Even more disturbing, the rates of new cases of diagnosed diabetes have risen almost twofold during the past decade. Nutrition, exercise and genetics are all factors in how the disease affects children, adults and the elderly, but that's only the beginning. How are surgical options changing the way we think about the disease? How close are we to a cure for Type 1 diabetes? Are there treatment lessons we can take from community-based initiatives abroad? Tune in to gain insights for your practice.
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Rates of Obesity and Diabetes Lower in More Walkable Neighborhoods
[Read the Article] Despite targeted efforts to reduce obesity through diet and exercise, these rates continue to rise. A new study from Ontario, Canada found that obesity and diabetes rates were lower in more walkable neighborhoods compared to less walkable neighborhoods, where they saw an increase in these rates.Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto studied almost 9,000 neighborhoods in Southern Ontario looking at walkability scores, along with government health data and survey results during a twelve-year period. They examined whether neighborhoods that were more walkable experienced a slower increase in obesity and diabetes compared to less walkable neighborhoods. [Watch more videos of The JAMA Report]