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Another Reason to Get up and Move!

A new study in the American Journal of Kidney Disease has linked being a couch potato to increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Prolonged sitting also boosts your risk of developing high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other blood

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Why Diet Matters More than Exercise for Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to eat less and move more, but it’s not a 50-50 equation—you’ll drop more pounds by paying closer attention to your diet than you will by increasing your exercise. That’s partly because

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For Those of Us Who Haven’t Gone to Cooking School…

I recently spoke with Sybil Kramer, MD, an endocrinologist in private practice in Melrose, MA, about the most common struggle facing her patients with diabetes: how to prepare healthy foods, whether they are trying to make favorite dishes lighter or

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The Nutritional Downside of Prescription Drugs

For today’s post, I’m pulling an article out of the archives. A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that statins—widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs—are linked to fatigue, particularly during exercise. In the study, women were more likely to

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Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in America today—chances are, even if you don’t have it, you know several people who do. Diabetes is also largely preventable, and the first step to preventing it is to

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Want to Live Longer? Eat Less Red Meat.

A study published yesterday in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that eating too much red meat can shorten your lifespan. Now, red meat has had a bad reputation for a while (blame its saturated fat and cholesterol content, which

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Paula Deen’s Diabetes Diagnosis

First, is anyone really surprised by Paula Deen’s revelation that she has type 2 diabetes? Assuming she eats what she cooks, the woman has been courting disaster for years. That said, she is charming, gracious, smart, and hilarious, and I

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