Controlling weight through a combination of diet andexercise can help prevent most cases of type 2 diabetes in women older than 50,according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care and reported by HealthDay News.

Diabetes, a chronic condition that affects how the bodyprocesses insulin, disproportionately affects Latinos. According to the Officeof Minority Health, Latinos are almost twice as likely as whites to be diagnosedwith diabetes, they have higher rates of kidney disease, and they are 50percent more likely to die of diabetes than whites.