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Eat Better to Improve Your Metabolic Health

Limit carbohydrate intake Keep your blood glucose in a healthy range The medical establishment has long advocated a low-fat diet to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Yet, accumulating evidence supports limiting carbohydrate intake leads to equal or better results. Researchers at the University of Connecticut tested the idea that the biological markers of…
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Whole Grains Can Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Eat more whole grains Oats and barley may be especially beneficial Increased consumption of whole grains predicts reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and certain cancers. The presence of dietary fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in whole grains may account for their health-promoting properties. Researchers at Harvard studied the health benefits of selected…
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The Perils of Visceral and Ectopic Fat

Visceral and ectopic versus subcutaneous body fat Aerobic xercise helps reduce visceral fat With fat, location matters. Visceral fat occurs within the abdominal cavity. Subcutaneous fat occurs just beneath the skin. Researchers used data from 3,001 participants in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring and Third-Generation cohorts to determine links between these two types of fat…
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Life Without Type 2 Diabetes

You can prevent type 2 diabetes with healthy lifestyle choices You can reverse type 2 diabetes British medical doctor and researcher Roy Taylor, along with his colleagues, determined how type 2 diabetes develops. Taylor’s recent book, Life Without Diabetes, tells the story. The sequence begins with prolonged overeating—more calories than you burn—over several years. Long-term…
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