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You Can Beat Diabetes

From diets to meds – we bust five big myths (and help you lower your risk)

En español | FICTION: If you're at high risk for diabetes, you're going to get the disease.

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 The Diabetes Prevention Program — which followed more than 3,000 overweight, prediabetic men and women at 27 research centers — found that people who lost even a little weight and exercised consistently (a goal of 30 minutes five days a week) reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent. (People 60 and up cut their risk by a whopping 71 percent.) "If you're overweight, try to reduce your daily intake by 500 calories," says Christine Tobin of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). … Back to Article

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