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Friday, January 13, 2006

Hot Fat? 

A survey indicates that Americans are not only fatter, but that they think fat is sexier than they did 20 years ago, and are less concerned with claiming to follow a healthy diet than 15 years ago. But a growing number say they want to lose weight. Contradictions, anyone? No? How 'bout with a side of fries?

One of the side effects of being overweight can be diabetes. A new study claims that just three weeks on a healthy diet with exercise can 'reverse' diabetes. The study comes out of UCLA, and is published in a reputable journal, but I still don't buy it. The sample is small (n = 31), and there does not appear to have been much or any follow-up. I have no trouble believing that shaping up will reduce symptoms and slow the disease, but diet and exercise are how you control it anyways.

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