'Prudent' diet reduces risk for developing type 2 diabetes
A large study of mens health habits found that men who eat a prudent diet (more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and poultry) were significantly less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than men who ate a Western diet (fewer fruits and vegetables, more red meat, processed meat, French fries, high fat dairy products, sweets and desserts) (Article, p. 201). This research is important because the incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly in the United States. According to the authors, avoiding weight gain and eating a prudent diet may substantially reduce risk for type 2 diabetes. The study indicates that the pattern of foods consumed, not individual foods or ingredients such as fat, influence the development of type 2 diabetes (This study is highlighted in a video news release produced by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine to be released on Monday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m., EST.
Internal medicine organizations renew vows to professionalism
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Moderate alcohol may be good for the heart, but the line between its risks and benefits on heart health is still trickytwo studies in Todays Annals
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Chiropractic treatment at a crossroads
Chiropractic treatment, while widespread in the United States, is still considered a complementary or alternative medicine, says an author and chiropractor (Academia and Clinic, p. 216). After reviewing the professions history, practice, and training , as well as current governmental regulations, the author says, that the profession has not resolved questions of professional and social identity, and has not come to a consensus on the implications of integration into mainstream health systems.
Moderate alcohol may be good for the heart, but the line between its risks and benefits on heart health is still
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