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Sugar Substitutes: Health Benefits and Risks

The rising rates of obesity and associated health complications, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer, have led many consumers to look for alternatives to sugar to help control their blood glucose levels and reduce intake of calories. In response to this demand, scientists have developed a number of sugar substitutes. Sugar substitutes, also known as artificial sweeteners, are substances used to sweeten foods and beverages and serve as an alternative to […]

Basic Rules for Coping with Diabetes

Although most of us tend to view a diagnosis of cancer as a death sentence, diabetes is usually regarded as just another chronic modern-day malady. But, millions of people with diabetes face the risk of multiple complications, including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and irreversible damage to their nervous system. Many have to undergo limb amputations as the disease messes with their circulation. Sadly, diabetes is not the minor ailment many of us believe. In […]