People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to go blind, than someone without the disease. The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study found that people with type 2 who maintained "tight" blood pressure control—averaging 144/82—reduced their risk of vision loss by 47% and cut their risk for progression of diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in adults, by 34%.
According to the International Obesity Task Force estimates in 2002 60% of diabetes cases were due to weight gain, and in western nations the percentage climbs into the 90% range. See why losing belly fat can reduce your risk here.
Getting your annual Mammogram in conjunction with an MRI can be a cost-effective way of improving life expectancy in women at high risk for breast cancer. A team of radiologists at General Hospital in Boston, Ma. conducted a study to determine the costs and benefits of mammography. Read their findings here.