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On January 2nd, just in time to damper the enthusiasm of many overweight people's New Year's resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, and lose excess body weight, we have the Journal of the American Medical Association publish yet another seriously flawed study from Dr. Flegal and her associates at the...
 
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We know that we need to eat more fiber.  But why?  Fiber-rich foods like the skins of fruits and vegetables, the pectin in the flesh of apples, pears and bananas, and the gritty outer layers of whole grains provide our intestines with a workout. Research reveals that fiber helps...
 

The purpose of nutrition month is to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan.
 

Health fair prizes or incentives can move games, presentations, and activities from good to great!
 
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A new study published in the journal Global Public Health has refueled the heated debate about whether or not the consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is responsible for the increasing global prevalence of Type 2 diabetes. According to lead researcher Dr. Michael I. Goran, "The study adds to a growing body of scientific ... Does High Fructose Corn Syrup Promote Type 2 Diabetes?
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According to the CDC, nearly 11 million Americans age 65 and older have diabetes. Thus, approximately 27 percent of our older patients are afflicted with this disease. Many are not diagnosed. I recently attended a diabetes symposium where Shantha Das, MD, Geriatrics and Gerontology Fellow at the Glenan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Norfolk, VA spoke about diabetes ... Type 2 Diabetes in the Elderly
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Scheduling Meals Maintaining regular blood glucose levels is key to life with diabetes. You can keep those levels in check by sticking to a regular schedule of healthful meals and snacks. A popular meal schedule includes healthful snacks between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ALWAYS eat breakfast. Healthful Food Options Be sure...