New drugs on the horizon for obesity and diabetes include rimonabant, or the munchie drug–also in clinical trials right now to reduce drinking.
But it will be expensive, have unanticipated effects (probably not desirable ones) and will not help you change your lifestyle.
Lifestyle change is twice as effective as metformin (glucophage) in preventing diabetes.
Chronic inflammation from a spare tire, thunder thighs and love handles underlies insulin resistance. And insulin resistance is at the core of diabetes.
There is a worldwide diabetes epidemic.
In 1985, 30 million people worldwide had diabetes. By 1995, 135 million. By 2005, estimated 217 million. Predicted: 366 million by 2030.
Here are all of the 2005 NY Times diabetes articles.
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