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Beware of Liver Disease

…marked by advanced and irreversible scarring, fibrosis, and loss of liver function. Why am I telling you this? Because the most significant risk factors for progression of NAFLDinclude type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. By far the best treatment for preventing and treating NAFLD is weight loss.…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…problems. Several studies on the benefits of vitamin D have focused on cognitive function. In one study, researchers tested the vitamin D blood levels of nearly 2,000 people over age 65. After adjusting for age, education, and other factors, they found that those with low levels of vitamin D were…

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Does Low Testosterone Lead to Diabetes?

With all the focus on treating diabetes with drugs, underlying causes of the condition are rarely considered. One potential contributor is low testosterone, which affects one in three diabetic men. But which came first, testosterone deficiency or diabetes? A study published in Diabetes Care may…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

…found correlations between higher blood levels of vitamin B12/folate and better test scores. A low blood level of vitamin D is another risk factor, and a large Italian study concluded that deficiencies conferred a 60 percent higher risk of cognitive decline in elderly people. * A few extras.…

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