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September 29, 2006
Cinnamon for Diabetes
There was a post a while back about cinnamon and diabetes in Eat This! and I thought it would be appropriate to link to it from Diabetes Health. A short quote from the post:
In one lab study, the team said it found that cinnamon contains polyphenols, or antioxidants, that boost proteins that are important in activating insulin, transporting glucose and responding to inflammation, Web site WebMD reported.
Full post: Cinnamon and Diabetes
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
September 22, 2006
Weightlifting Lowers Diabetes Risk in Teens
A new study has found that teens who practice weightlifting twice a week lower their risk of Type II diabetes.
Specifically, the study found that the weightlifting boys lowered their insulin resistance, a condition in which the body fails to process blood sugar and which can lead to Type 2 diabetes. That's the most common form of diabetes. It's linked to obesity and is showing up more often in young people.