Is Santa Claus at risk for Type 2 diabetes? Study needs volunteers

AL.com published this article on Dec 06, 2013:

Is Santa Claus at risk for Type 2 diabetes? Study needs volunteers

Well, let's see.

Belly that shakes like jelly. Sedentary lifestyle. Unhealthy diet.

Mr. Claus, you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.

"He has several risk factors associated with the development of Type 2 diabetes," said Dr. Andrea Cherrington, associate professor of Preventive Medicine in the School of Medicine. "He's overweight, he has a pretty sedentary lifestyle, and he doesn't maintain the healthiest diet. These risk factors are also related to the development of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and stroke."



To see more, please read original story at: http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/12/is_santa_claus_at_risk_for_typ.html#incart_river_default
That link also includes an adorable video and info on how to participate in the study.