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Ask the Doctor: Heart Health

The Calorie Control Council asked Keri Peterson, MD five questions about heart health. [su_service title="What are foods that are heart healthy?" icon="icon: question" icon_color="#FF9E00"] The first group is foods that are rich in anti-oxidants. These tend to be brightly colored like pomegranates, blueberries, tomatoes, and spinach. Antioxidants decrease your risk...

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World Diabetes Day 2016

Managing Type 2 Diabetes? Today, one in 10 adults has diabetes. Yet, up to 70% of Type 2 diabetes cases could be prevented or delayed by adopting simple lifestyle changes. Learn more about the 5 steps to help you reach a healthier life with good glycemic control with this short...

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Keri Peterson, MD: The Relationship between Nutrition and...

Dr. Keri Peterson Medical Advisor to the Calorie Control Council  As a primary care physician I take care of patients for all sorts of issues.  They see me for their annual physicals where I screen them for diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arthritis and diabetes among many other...

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Eating For Two with Gestational Diabetes

Pregnancy can bring joy and happiness as mom welcomes a new baby into the world. For some women, though, pregnancy can also bring on gestational diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease in which your body cannot properly control the amount of sugar, known as glucose, in your blood.  (If you...

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Take Control of Diabetes

This year the World Health Organization (WHO) chose diabetes as the focus of their annual World Health Day (which was observed on April 7.)  According to the WHO, currently 422 million people in the world have diabetes. What’s more staggering is that the WHO projects that number is likely to...

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Diabetes Myth Busting: Snacks are a Must

Myth: People with diabetes must eat snacks two or three times daily. Real deal: Snacks are optional for most people with diabetes.   Let’s crush some snack-related anxiety. Snacks are not required for most people, even those with diabetes. If you like them and they help you, snack on. Just...

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faq2Do you have questions about low-calorie sweeteners? Want to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? You asked and we listened. Our resident Registered Dietitians answered the most popular questions about low-calorie sweeteners.