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News by Topic: Obesity and weight control

Apr 12, 2024 - A food bank serving South Texas is offering free diabetes education. Notes the higher rates of obesity and diabetes in the area are worse for rural residents. Highlights success of this type of program in other rural areas of the state.
Source: KIII
Mar 19, 2024 - Summarizes recent research finding that rural residents are more likely to have diabetes when compared to urban residents, but the disparity narrowed or even reversed when accounting for activity levels and obesity. Study authors say lifestyle interventions may improve diabetes disparity rates for rural areas. Also notes that tailored interventions may be necessary across rural communities.
Source: Mayo Clinic News Network