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Do processed foods up your type 2 diabetes risk?

(HealthDay)—Store-bought chicken nuggets, jelly donuts and energy bars may taste delicious. But a large, new study warns that the more of these and other highly processed foods you consume, the greater your risk for type 2 diabetes. Every 10% increase in the amount of “ultra-processed” food translated into a 15% …

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Some foods may be designed that way

Bet you can’t eat just one. Credit: tlindsayg/Shutterstock All foods are not created equal. Most are palatable, or tasty to eat, which is helpful because we need to eat to survive. For example, a fresh apple is palatable to most people and provides vital nutrients and calories. But certain foods, …

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Play it safe with holiday foods

(HealthDay)—When preparing the Thanksgiving feast this week, don’t forget food safety, a medical expert says. Each year, about 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of food poisoning, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Forgetting about food safety is a recipe for …

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Everyday foods for better blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for stroke, heart disease and other dangerous conditions, but it offers no early warning signs. That’s why it’s so important to have your pressure checked regularly. You can take preventive steps to keep it in line by getting regular exercise and …

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