The Gravity of Weight

The daunting science of weight control.

The Puzzling Condition of Pre-diabetes

With the rise of overweight and obesity, more and more people worldwide may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. The blood test, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), which measures the level of glucose in the blood for the past 8 to 12 weeks, has been used as a general screening test. How accurate is it in predicting the development of type 2 diabetes? Read More

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Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and senior author of The Gravity of Weight.

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