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For Type 2 Diabetes, Surgery May Boost Hope
Doctors usually advise patients with type 2 diabetes to eat better and exercise more, but these lifestyle changes may not be enough in some cases.
Hold That Sugary Drink for Better Health
Sugary drinks may taste good, but they may also take a big toll on public health.
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, but watching for certain risk factors may help give your heart a chance.
When 'Good' Cholesterol Is Even Better
Good, better, best — when it comes to cholesterol, you want more of the good kind. But there may be an even better version of the good kind.
What Filling up on Fiber Might Do for Your Diabetes Risk
You often hear that vegetables, fruits and whole grains are healthy, and now new evidence is supporting this claim for a new reason — the fiber in these foods might help prevent a common and serious health problem.
Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing
A cluster of health problems — collectively known as metabolic syndrome — puts many at possible risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news? Rates for this condition appear to be stabilizing in the US.
What Swapping Sweet for Unsweet May Do for Your Health
A decision as simple as whether to add sugar to your coffee could have a long-term impact on your risk for one chronic health condition.
Teens, Go Nuts! It Might Boost Your Health
They say teens will eat anything that isn't nailed down. If that includes nuts, it could improve teens' health.
How the Mediterranean Diet Might Help Your Heart
Wine, cheese, seafood and pasta — could this really be a heart-healthy diet? Actually, it could be. Called the Mediterranean diet, it includes fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, olive oil and red wine in moderation.
Stopping Diabetes in Its Tracks — Before It Starts
Many Americans are on the path to developing diabetes, but it’s not too late to make a U-turn.