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The first three years of the Diabetes Prevention Program showed that a prudent diet and regular exercise was 58% better for preventing diabetes compared to a placebo group. It also showed that the very popular first line treatment for type 2 diabetes, the drug Metformin, was only 31% bet...Read Full Post »
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A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that statins, drugs used to lower cholesterol levels, increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This is the conclusion that reserachers arrived at when they studied postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).
Women taki...Read Full Post »
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A study published in the British Medical Journal has re-confirmed it: Exercise is just as effective as drugs to keep blood sugar numbers low, and considering that some drugs have debilitating and even deadly side effects, it's great to hear it again.
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One thousand adults were surveyed. One in three said he would rather shorten his life by up to 2 years than take a daily pill for the rest of his life.
This is also very interesting: One in five said he would be willing to pay more than $1,000 to avoid taking a pill every day.
These people were asked specifically about hea...Read Full Post »