New study pegs sugar as main culprit in diabetes

Apr 15, 14 New study pegs sugar as main culprit in diabetes

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For years, medicine has pegged obesity as the number one cause of diabetes. However, results of a recent large epidemiological study suggest it’s sugar that plays a pivotal role in diabetes. The study also illustrates that how many calories you eat isn’t as important as what makes up those calories — the study found...

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How alkaline and acidic diets affect your health

Apr 08, 14 How alkaline and acidic diets affect your health

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You may have heard of the importance of an alkaline diet. It can help reduce acidity in the body and prevent bone demineralization, kidney stones, back pain, muscle wasting, hypertension, stroke, cancer, asthma and exercise-induced asthma. The foods you eat profoundly affect how acidic or alkaline you are, and thus your health....

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Cholesterol often wrong target in heart disease risk

Apr 01, 14 Cholesterol often wrong target in heart disease risk

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Everyone has heard that high cholesterol is bad for heart health. But as it turns out, the association between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease has been somewhat misrepresented. Doctors are starting to accept that cholesterol levels do not necessarily predict risk for heart disease as much as we thought. Consider the...

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ME/CFS: A new name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Mar 25, 14 ME/CFS: A new name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a condition of severe, chronic tiredness, is a well-known term in the medical world and affects between one and four million people in the United States. However, since it was coined in 1988, considerable controversy has arisen over the term CFS. Many patients, advocacy groups, and experts believe...

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