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Can the Glycemic Index Be Used in Diabetes Management?

It is very important for people with diabetes to manage their glucose intake carefully. Low GI and GL diets may be helpful to people with diabetes because low GI and GL foods may release glucose into the bloodstream slowly and more evenly than high GI and GL foods, making glucose...

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What Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat or "good" fat. Omega-3 fats help to prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, enhance mental health, and reduce the inflammation of arthritis, among other things. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be made by your body, and therefore must be supplied by your...

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Dietary Guidelines Explained: Physical activity

"Engage in regular physical activity and reduce sedentary activities to promote health, psychological well-being, and a healthy body weight." Sit less and move more is the message of this guideline and it s a crucial one. Those sedentary activities we need to reduce are sitting at the computer, sitting in...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory