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20+ Breakthroughs to Reverse Diabetes

(Reader’s Digest) The latest science to improve your blood sugar, whittle your middle, eat healthier, and more.
Choose Dairy Daily
Women who ate the most low-fat dairy products had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes—and obese women benefited the most…
Eat the Rainbow
[A]dults with the highest fruit and vegetable intake (about six servings daily) had a 21 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who ate the least (about two servings a day)…
Skip This Side Dish
A recent Harvard study found the greater a person’s white rice intake, the higher his or her risk for developing type 2 diabetes…
Protect Yourself from Plastics
High blood levels of common chemicals called phthalates are associated with about double the risk of type 2 diabetes… They’re found in such wide-ranging products as building materials, clothing, cosmetics, and personal-care products, food packaging, toys, perfumes, and vinyl products…
Take a Stand
Researchers studied overweight and obese middle-aged adults and found that when they broke up a long bout (five hours) of sitting with two minutes of walking, their bodies had better control of postmeal glucose and insulin levels throughout the day compared to when they didn’t take such breaks…
Say “Om”
n a study from India, 123 people with diabetes who took yoga classes lost a few pounds and kept their glucose levels steady. In contrast, a control group that didn’t do yoga saw their levels rise. The bonus? Levels of cell-damaging free radicals—which play a role in diabetes complications like vision loss and kidney damage—fell 20 percent…
Up Your Omega-3s
Dutch researchers report that people with diabetes who take rhythm-protecting drugs plus a daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids cut their odds for fatal heart trouble by a whopping 84 percent.
Community: There are many practical things we can do to prevent, delay, or minimize type 2 diabetes.
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