don’t gain” promotes weight control
Approach helps African American women in study stay at
study findings suggest that a focus on keeping one’s weight and shape, rather
than losing weight, may help some African American women control their weight.
Funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(NIDDK), the study included 194 overweight or obese women, ages 25 to 44. Part
of the women completed the 1-year Shape Program, which helped them set and
track goals for keeping their weight. At 18 months, more than half of Shape
Program women were still at their starting weight, compared with fewer than 4
in 10 of those not in the program. For more on this study, go to http://bit.ly/1fMYg53.
more on the Shape Program, visit
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helps people assess chances of type 2 diabetes
is National Diabetes Month—a great time to check out NDEP and its website, http://go.usa.gov/DGzR. Among NDEP’s many
online resources is the Diabetes Risk Test. This tool provides a quick, easy
way to find out how likely you are to develop—or have—type 2 diabetes. Users
answer some questions and then receive a score showing their risk. They also
can click on a link to learn more about how to prevent type 2 diabetes and stay
healthy. Check out the test at http://go.usa.gov/DGtz.
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for promoting kidney health, and resources for health educators. Check out the latest
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better, move more, and spread the message of health in the New Year.