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Posts Tagged ‘Diabetes’

Red Meat vs White Meat Nutrition

Generally speaking, people think of red meat as less healthful than white meat because of the current research. Higher red meat consumption is linked to increased health risk of diabetes, heart disease and weight gain.A few nutrients, such as heme iron, total fat and cholesterol are not always predictable in white vs red meat. Iron…

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Chronic Illnesses

Friendly reminder: we need a weight for each participant to be taken sometime this week to track your progress and for you to be eligible for the big final prize. There is an article in Medical Economics that discussed the news and trends affecting the business of medicine. It acknowledges the 8 risks and behaviors that drive…

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Myths about Diabetes

Myth: It is your fault if you have diabetes. Not true. Diabetes is not your fault or anyone’s fault.  No one knows exactly what causes diabetes, but your eating habits and exercise level can play a role in controlling your blood sugar.  However, it isn’t the only contributing factor. Myth: Once you have diabetes, it…

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The Obesity Epidemic

A clip from HBO Documentary Films: Weight of the Nation.  A new study published this past month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine predicts that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030, and 11 percent of the population will be severely obese—or roughly 100 pounds overweight—by that year. Healthcare costs also continue…

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