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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

Tens of millions of Americans are suffering with metabolic syndrome—the precursor to type 2 diabetes—and if you have abdominal fat, hypertension, abnormal lipids, and/or borderline high blood sugar, you’re likely one of them. Fortunately, you can beat metabolic syndrome by addressing its…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…abdomen. The findings suggest that PCB189, which has previously been linked to diabetes, may play a role in how fat is stored in the body. What makes belly fat (also called visceral fat) so dangerous? Visceral fat breaks down much faster than subcutaneous fat, and because of its close proximity to vital internal…

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Belly Fat—It’s More Dangerous Than You Think

…“spare tire” has been linked to increased risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Now, a new study shows that belly fat (or visceral fat) also increases your risk of sudden cardiac death. After accounting for multiple risk factors, University of Minnesota scientists…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

It’s no secret that losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. So if you’re one of the millions resolving to shed a few pounds, I want to share a few friendly reminders on how to ensure success in the coming months. For starters, by now, I hope you realize that there’s…

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Could Your Personal Care Products Be Causing Diabetes?

We know that obesity contributes to diabetes. But could your soap, hair spray, moisturizer, or nail polish also cause you to develop diabetes? New research published in Environmental Health Perspectives has found that women have higher concentrations of phthalate metabolites in their urine than men.…

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To Avoid Diabetes, Get More Zzzz’s

If you have teenage children or grandchildren, you’ll want to listen up. A new study shows that teens who stay up too late texting or studying won’t just suffer from irritability—that lack of sleep can also lead to diabetes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of…

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