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70% of New Type 2 Diabetes Cases Are Linked to This
70% of New Type 2 Diabetes
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70% of New Type 2 Diabetes Cases Are Linked to This

Poor diet, including those made up of refined carbs and red meat, largely to blame

(Newser) - The CDC expects to see a 700% increase in the number of young Americans diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes by 2060. It's both a national and global problem and, according to new research, poor diet is largely to blame. Researchers from Tufts University created a model based on dietary...

Study: Certain Carbs Can Up Your Risk of Depression

Added sugars, refined grains boost women's depression risk by 23%

(Newser) - Feeling depressed? Don't turn to PB&J on white bread in an attempt to make yourself feel better, especially if you're a woman. A diet high in certain carbohydrates—highly refined ones, like that bread, for instance—may bump up the risk of depression in postmenopausal women, per...

White Rice Linked to Diabetes Risk

Brown rice lowers risk of developing disease; more study needed

(Newser) - People who frequently eat white rice are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who eat less than one serving a month. But rice isn't all bad: Eating the brown variety lowers the likelihood of developing the disease, new research shows. Replacing white rice serving-for-serving with brown...

Fiber-Rich Corn Offers Digestive, Uh, Benefit

Kernels act as 'snowplows' in intestine

(Newser) - Corn is an American staple—it helped the earliest settlers survive and has provided us with bread and meal ever since. Recently, though, corn has been portrayed in a more unfavorable light, whether as the source of high-fructose corn syrup or the recipient of ethanol subsidies. From a nutritional perspective,...

'Whole Grain' Lawsuit Hits at Truth About Health Food

Food industry accused of labeling products with only a grain of truth

(Newser) - The food industry is coming under pressure to start telling the whole truth about whole grain products, BusinessWeek reports. Sara Lee, facing a lawsuit from a consumer advocacy group, has agreed to change the labels on its Soft & Smooth bread to reflect that it's made from just 30% whole...

10 Ways to Eat More Grains
10 Ways to Eat More Grains

10 Ways to Eat More Grains

Here are some easy suggestions for making your diet healthier

(Newser) - Did you vow to eat healthier in 2008? Start by adding whole grains to your diet with these these 10 tips from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:
  1. When a recipe calls for white flour, use half white flour and half whole wheat.
  2. Add ½ cup of cooked bulgur, wild rice, or

The Anti-Heart-Attack Diet
The Anti-Heart-Attack Diet

The Anti-Heart-Attack Diet

(Newser) - Preventing heart disease is about more than fad diets; it's about creating long-term change and sticking with it. Forbes gives you the no-nonsense guide to heart health:
  1. Balance calorie intake and activity.
  2. Eat fruits and veggies.
  3. Make sure at least half your carbs come from whole grains and high-fiber foods.

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