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Control the ABC’s of Diabetes for a Healthy Heart

Living with diabetes puts you at an increased risk for developing heart disease and stroke. But there's hope. People with diabetes can learn to manage their diabetes - and cut their risk for heart attack and stroke by more than half.

Heart Disease and Stroke

Too much sugar in the blood for a long time causes diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys. Diabetes problems can be scary, but there is a lot you can do to prevent them or slow them down. This area features articles and resources about heart and blood vessel problems caused by diabetes, as well as heart disease caused by other factors. You will learn the things you can do each day and during the year to stay healthy and prevent diabetes problems.



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Children May Have Cholesterol Problems, Too

High cholesterol levels are not just found in adults. Children may have high cholesterol, too, even without being overweight. Over years, cholesterol overload has similar hazards as in adults - clogged arteries and injury to the heart.

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The Bountiful Whole Grain

The importance of eating at least three servings of whole grains is becoming clearer and more widely publicized. Yet surveys suggest that Americans still eat no more than a single serving a day.

Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthier?

There’s no question that vegetarian eating can be healthful and nutritionally adequate, according to the American Dietetic Association. But experts say that the question of whether vegetarian eating is better than non-vegetarian eating depends on exactly what is in that vegetarian diet.

Trans Fat Gets More Attention

Changes are coming that may help consumers cut back on trans fat. More detailed information on food labels may help us make wiser health choices.

Lifestyle Choices, Diabetes and Your Heart

Lifestyle choices, including eating a healthy diet and regular physical activity, are important for maintaining a healthy heart. For people with diabetes, these lifestyle choices are even more important.

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