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Hot drinks can make you feel better, but they have varying benefits and drawbacks
When you’re feeling tired, cold or under the weather, there’s nothing better than climbing into bed with a mug of something hot. In addition to being comforting, hot drinks replace fluids lost from fever and help loosen mucus. But they also have properties that may actually protect your health all year long. Which one should you sip? Consider these benefits and caveats. (Read More)
Lowering Diabetes Risk with Chocolate, Tea and Berries
In new research from scientist at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London, compounds known as anthocyanins, belonging to the flavonoid family were linked to lower insulin resistance and better blood sugar control among people with diabetes. (Read More)

American Diabetes Association's new care standards focus on increasing individualized care
The American Diabetes Association is recommending increasing amounts of individualized care in diabetes treatment in its revised Standards of Medical Care, published in a special supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care. The Standards of Medical Care are updated annually to provide the best possible guidance to health care professionals for diagnosing and treating adults and children with all forms of diabetes. (Read More)
Big Breakfast May Be Best For Diabetes Patients
A hearty breakfast that includes protein and fat may actually help people with type 2 diabetes better control both their hunger and their blood sugar levels. Patients that ate a big breakfast for three months experienced lower blood sugar (glucose) levels, and nearly one-third were able to reduce the amount of diabetic medication they took. (Read More)
Reduce Insulin Resistance With Omega-3 Fatty Acids
A higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk or severity of type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of South Australia and published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. (Read More)
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