Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Warning! Soft Drinks Kill

Do you want to live longer? Consider putting down that sugary soft drink, right now. According to a new study published in Circulation, consumption of sugary soft drinks kills 25,000 people in the US every year, or 184,000 individuals worldwide. … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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Peanuts, But Not Peanut Butter, Associated with Lower Death Risk from Cancer

Peanuts, But Not Peanut Butter, Associated with Lower Death Risk from Cancer

Half a handful of peanuts or tree nuts per day may decrease your chance of death from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, according to a study recently published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. A cohort study of 120 thousand … Continue reading

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High Fat Dairy Consumption May REDUCE the Risk of Diabetes

High Fat Dairy Consumption May REDUCE the Risk of Diabetes

Starting in the late 1950′s, Americans have been warned by health experts to reduce consumption of foods high in fat. After a while, the recommendation became more specific: not all fats are bad for you, just saturated fats. In recent … Continue reading

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Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

Antibiotics, Gut Bacteria and Diabetes Risk

A study encompassing over 1 million people in the UK has found a curious correlation between antibiotic use and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes. For example, people who were prescribed penicillin between 2-5 times had an 8% increase in … Continue reading

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Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

Breaking: New Evidence Links Artificial Sweeteners to Obesity, Diabetes

In a breakthrough study published in Nature this week, scientists from Israel’s Weizmann Institute have demonstrated how artificial sweeteners can lead to obesity and diabetes. The bottom line is that even if artificial sweeteners do not directly harm us, they … Continue reading

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Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting to Prevent Diabetes?

Fasting has been a human tradition for thousands of years. Whether for religious, political, or  perceived health benefits, people all over the world still practice some sort of abstinence from food for a 24 hour period of time. In some … Continue reading

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Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

Four Scary Diabetes Stats. And It’s Getting Worse

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is on the rise in America. Key findings from a recently published report: 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. That almost one out of ten Americans! … Continue reading

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California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

California, Leader In Public Health Measures, Tackles Sugary Drinks

Last week, California’s senate passed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, which will mandate sugar-sweetened beverage to display a warning label as depicted above. The measure still needs to pass the state Assembly and be signed into law by Governor … Continue reading

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It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

It Took 50 Years for Pharmacies to Oust Tobacco. Timetable for Candy?

CVS shocked the public and markets when it announced yesterday that it will stop selling tobacco before the end of the year. As a result, the pharmacy chain will lose two billion dollars in annual revenue. While this seems like a … Continue reading

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