Good eating habits rank high with medication in controlling type 2 diabetes, concluded the authors of a study reported recently in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. For the study, the researchers interviewed 89 individuals with type 2 diabetes. They compared the food habits of those participants who were successful in controlling their blood sugar levels with those who were not. The researchers compiled a list of 12 dos and 3 don'ts. The dos included avoiding sugary foods, eating less fat, and planning meals. The don'ts all involved dining out and included not eating at buffet, chain, and fast-food restaurants; not selecting high-fat or high-carbohydrate foods; and not choosing high-fat sources of protein.
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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