obesity

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

(CNN)Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and […]

Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity prevalence highest in Midwest

 Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity prevalence highest in Midwest The overall prevalence of metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes among U.S. adults is highest in the Midwest, whereas a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome among black women persists across most of the country, according to findings published in Nutrition & Diabetes. “This [geographic distribution] is important because […]