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The August 2006 Diabetes Care journal reported on the impact of either a very-low-fat vegetarian (VLFV) diet or a control diet consistent with the current American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet guidelines. The study examined 99 adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) randomly assigned to follow 2 diets for...
 
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Chromium supplements are now being taken by millions based on claims that they improve insulin sensitivity and improve blood lipids and they help prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Back in the 1990s, Nutrition 21, a food supplement company in California, aggressively promoted...
 
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While 75% of Americans believe they eat healthfully, diet plays a part in close to three quarters of all deaths. Why this disconnect? Most MDs receive little or no training in clinical nutrition and most grossly underestimate the impact their patients diets have on their health. They routinely prescribe drugs to lower cholesterol, lower blood ... Why Do We Have This Disconnect?
 
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• Lose weight if you are overweight. Type 2 diabetes linked to obesity often disappears if the obesity is corrected. Even limited weight loss can lead to better blood glucose control. • Participate in regular physical activity. Regular physical activity improves fitness and quality of life and decreases the...
 
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People who are obese in middle age are known to be at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia - the two most common causes of senility. Obesity is largely due to excessive calorie intake coupled with inactivity. Excessive calorie intake often results from the consumption...