Preventing Prediabetes from Developing into Diabetes

By 2025 one in every five Adult Americans will have Diabetes According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), there were about 30.3 million Americans with diabetes (9.4% of the US population) in 2017. This is one in every 10 adult Americans. About 7.2 million people have diabetes that has not been diagnosed.…

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A Diabetes Drug and a Healthy Lifestyle may Protect against a Leading Cause of Low Vision and Blindness in Seniors

February is Low Vision Awareness Month February is Low Vision Awareness Month. A leading cause of low vision and blindness in seniors over age 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  Metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for diabetes was found to also protect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of low vision and blindness…

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Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil and Nuts can Help Prevent Heart Disease

February is National Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease in the United States, which is the number one cause of death. More and more doctors are recommending following a heart-healthy lifestyle to prevent heart disease. This includes consuming a Mediterranean kind of diet. During the 1950s it was noted that people living in…

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4 Benefits of Adopting the Mediterranean Lifestyle—Even As a Senior

In the 1950s, scientist Dr. Ancel Keys discovered that poor Italians were living longer and had better health in old age than wealthy New Yorkers. He attributed this to the diet and lifestyle in that part of the world. In the Mediterranean region, the local diet consists of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains,…

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