Diet and Diabetes


Making healthy food choices can lower your risk of developing diabetes or its complications. Learn about the diet and diabetes connection. For most people who don’t feel well, a visit to the doctor can diagnose and fix the problem. Simple, right? But some diseases can be silent predators, offering few or no warning signs to alert you early on that ...

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What to Know about What’s Not on Supplement Labels


You may have seen the recent headlines — “Banned Stimulants Found in Supplements” or “Hidden Dangers in Dietary Supplements” — and wondered, are supplements safe? Indeed, the supplements industry has a long history of tainted products, which attracted attention in the late 1990s when the stimulant ma huang, or ephedra, was linked to organ damage and deaths and was consequently ...

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Why School Meals Matter


School foods in the U.S. have come a long way. In 2010 they received a complete makeover when The First Lady Michelle Obama spearheaded a school meals initiative, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), which was signed into law in December of that year. The act targeted childhood obesity by funding child nutrition programs and setting new nutrition standards for ...

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New Therapy Helps You Lose Weight Despite Feeling Tired & Hungry


A new weight loss therapy that involves, in part, teaching people how to accept feelings of discomfort may help patients shed more pounds than standard therapies, a new study finds. The therapy, called Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment (ABT), teaches people skills to help them better adhere to their diet and exercise goals. These skills involving learning to accept the uncomfortable feelings ...

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Vitamin D: Health Benefits, Facts and Research


Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, can be produced in the body with mild sun exposure or consumed in food or supplements. Adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, and is suggested to supply a protective effect against multiple diseases and conditions such as cancer, ...

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Food Flavors May Come From Surprising Sources


TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When is a lemon not a lemon? When it’s “lemon flavor” in a processed food or drink. The flavorings found in many foods and beverages may come from surprising sources. But, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said you can find out what’s really in your foods by checking the ingredients list on ...

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How Much Sugar Is In Your Food And Drink?


In our modern and fast-paced lives, it can be difficult to keep a healthy balance of nutrients in our food. Sugar is one of these nutrients, and the cells in our body would die without it. Consuming too much sugar, however, raises the risk of several problems, including poor dental health, obesity and type 2 diabetes. To keep control of ...

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Why Metabolic Syndrome Is a Constellation of Risks to the Heart and Beyond


Understanding metabolic syndrome, which is estimated to affect 35 percent of adults and 10 percent of adolescents in the U.S., is important for recognizing chronic disease risk and for communicating the multidimensional role of a healthy lifestyle. As a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, metabolic syndrome doubles the risk of heart disease and increases risk of Type 2 diabetes five-fold. ...

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Fecal bacteria linked to body fat


Researchers at King’s College London have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo — known as the human fecal microbiome — and levels of abdominal body fat. The research, published in Genome Biology, also provides further evidence of possible genetic influences on obesity, through heritable bacteria found in the fecal microbiome. Scientists found that participants ...

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