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Got Fat? Exploding Nutrition Myths

Harvard Prof. Walter Willett: “The current dietary pyramid is based on: all ‘complex’ carbohydrates are good, all fats are bad. That view was never supported by any data.” Harvard’s World Health News conducted this interview with Walter Willett, M.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chair of the Department of …

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Weight Matters

At least half of all Americans are overweight or obese. Excess weight poses many health risks. Obesity increases the chance of developing numerous diseases, including:

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Diabetes in the Elderly: A Growing Concern

The fastest-growing segment of the American population consists of individuals aged 60 and older. In 1994, one out of every eight individuals in our country was over 65 years old. By the year 2020 it is estimated that one out of every six people will be over 65 years old.

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The Zone Diet Explained

The Zone diet is often described as a high-protein, low-carbohydrate program.   In the March 2002 issue of Diabetes Forecast it is part of a feature by Anne Daly entitled “The diet craze: Setting the record straight on high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet”. Our readers may remember that in the May 2001 issue …

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The Human Side of Diabetes. The Why Questions

Earlier this month I was a guest speaker at a sales training meeting for a major diabetes supplies distribution company. This is a really nice company with a national sales force and people who really care about people with diabetes. I have been impressed with their concerns about how to …

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