Of all the illnesses in industrial society, diabetes takes the greatest toll. Over 100,000 people die from complications of diabetes each year. Another million lose quality of life due to metabolic syndrome. Diabetes adds $135 billion to the annual cost of healthcare in the U.S.1 Yet diabetes remains avoidable, treatable, and reversible.
This enchanting spice, found in Egyptian tombs and on Greek tables, alike, has been the subject of renewed scientific interest in the past few decades. It was recently tested to be superior to a popular antidiabetic drug in an experimental model of diabetes.
Researchers from the The Netherlands' Utrecht University Medical Center have determined in a large study that a diet rich in soft drinks, fries and snacks substantially increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
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