April 29, 2015

Diabetes Types & IR ~ IMPORTANT!

Posted in AGING, ASPARTAME, DIABETES, FYI BITS - LIFESTYLE CHANGES, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:06 pm by PCOSLady

IMPORTANT !!!!
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For IR (Insulin Resistant) & Diabetic Types
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FACT: There is no long term research showing the Diabetes Association’s way as being healthy…
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IR & Diabetics: Start to EAT
~ Low Carb…
~ All the good fats you want…
~ All the proteins you want…
~ All the non-starchy veggies you want…
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You will realize you have;
~ No sugar spikes ever after a meal!
~ In months you will lose weight…
~ Get healthier by the month…
~ Be off medications in 4- 6 months…
~*Your body will be getting healthier inside!
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Thank Dr Schwartzbien MD who helped Suzanne Somers with her book Get Skinny on Fabulous Food…
~ There is no long term research showing the Diabetes way as being healthy…
~ The new way you prove the old way wrong after the first meal!
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Best wishes in getting healthy in a few months!
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You see progress day by day…
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Christie
PCOS Lady
http://PCOSLady.wordpress.com/
pcoslady@mail.com
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Sites to look at:
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Dr Berg’s Body Type Quiz
~ Learn which hormone is driving YOU!
~    http://www.drberg.com/body-type-quiz
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Now Loss
~ How to to look good naked… By Adrian Bryant
~   http://www.nowloss.com/
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Aspartame Poison by way of side effects
~   https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/aspartame-side-effects/
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Misdiagnosed
~   https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/top-100-misdiagnosed-diseases/
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Sugar Names
~   https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/sugar-names/
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Lifestyle Changes
~    https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/lifestyle-changes/
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Parasitology Center Inc: Parasitologist in Scottsdale, AZ Dr.Omar Amin
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www.parasitetesting.com
~    ALL 250,000 types of bad parasites are tested here!
(50,000 types are yeast!)
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Canidida MD ~ Yeast is with symptoms

~    http://www.candidamd.com/candida/symptoms.html

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Be in the know!
All your symptoms count!
IT’s YOUR BODY ~ YOUR LIFE!

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May 20, 2013

Heart Attack in Women

Posted in HEART DISEASE, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:28 pm by PCOSLady

www.LEF.org
~ * Extremely well worth joining!
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* HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN *
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~ Neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort
~ Shortness of breath
~ Nausea or vomiting
~ Sweating
~ Light headedness or dizziness
~ Unusual fatigue
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FACTS: IN WOMEN
2008 ~ Cardiovascular Disease Killed 419,730
2008 ~ Cancer killed 270,210
* 1 in 3 women in the US has some form of cardiovascular disease…
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Women 35~40 need comprehensive blood tests yearly to identify proven heart attack/stroke risk factors and take corrective actions when any marker is out of range… Per LEF.com & LEF.org
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Many women wait causing more damage… Not just in the main arteries but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart… A condition called small vessel heart disease or microvascular disease…
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PCOS ladies have a high chance of having cardiovascular disease of some type with elevated glucose and triglycerides… Most may have high LDL as well… Your CRP is rarely checked to know if it is high…
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MAGNESIUM
Having the proper level of magnesium in you reduces Sudden Death!
Coronary Artery Blockage:
*elevated factors*
~ glucose
~ triglycerides
~ c-reactive protein (CRP)
~ LDL
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Magnesium helps maintain a healthy electrical balance required for normal heart rythm…
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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SITES
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http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/164163-overview
~ Medscape
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GOOGLE:
magnesium
magnesium heart attack
heart attack in women
heart disease
PCOS heart disease
microvascular disease

January 19, 2013

METABOLIC SYNDROME

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:39 pm by PCOSLady

METABOLIC SYNDROME
(Syndrome X)

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PCOS Lady:
Women carry the extra weight in their chin, tummy and abdomen… A tall tail sign…
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The weight in the tummies i refer to IR weight, lol… No matter what i try aside from starvation that weight will not disappear without my “miracle” pill Glucophage XR 500 mg daily for a few months!
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http://www.drscottrigden.com/?act=obesity&sub=metabolic
By Dr. Scott Rigden, MD
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Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)
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What is it?
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Metabolic Syndrome, a.k.a. Syndrome X, occurs in 24% of U.S. adults, or approximately 60-75 million Americans. It is usually associated with obesity. It is a condition that features the combination of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia (excessive or too much insulin), which has profound health implications. It is commonly associated with coronary heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus type 2. These individuals often have lipid profiles in which they have elevated triglycerides with low HDL levels (their triglyceride/HDL ratios are usually over 4.) Their fasting insulin levels are above 8.
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DO I HAVE METABOLIC SYNDROME?
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Here are ten clues:
* I cannot lose weight.
* I tend to gain weight in the “apple” distribution.
* I crave sugar and carbohydrates.
* My energy levels are erratic.
* I have a family history of diabetes.
* I had a large baby (over nine pounds) and/or had gestational diabetes.
* I have a history of polycystic ovaries.
* I have non-European ancestry.
* I have a tendency to hypertension and/or borderline blood sugars.
* I have skin tags around my neck and upper body.
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The five clinical criteria doctors use to diagnose metabolic syndrome are listed below. If you have three of them, see your health provider for an in depth work-up.
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FIVE CLINICAL CRITERIA OF METABOLIC SYNDROME
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* Elevated waist circumference (greater than 40 inches in males and 35 inches in females)
* Triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dl
* Decreased HDL (less than 40 mg/dl for men and below 50 mg/dl for females)
* Blood pressure above 130/85
* Fasting glucose above 110 mg/dl
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SITES
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GOOGLE:
metabolic syndrome
syndrome x

June 25, 2012

How Sugar Affects Triglycerides

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:51 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Do you have questions on triglycerides? I sure did like how do i lower them, what are they, etc…
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http://conditions.aolhealth.com/triglycerides/site-map
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Triglyceride FAQs
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1. What are triglycerides?
Triglycerides are a type of fat derived from the food we eat. Any calories we take in that aren’t used right away for energy are converted into triglycerides. Triglycerides move through the blood and are stored in fat cells. Our hormones regulate when triglycerides are released from fat cells to be used as energy between meals.
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2. Why should I care about my triglyceride level?
A high blood triglyceride level–called hypertriglyceridemia–increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. It’s linked to an increased risk for diabetes. High triglycerides are also a risk factor for chronic pancreatitis–inflammation of the pancreas.
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3. What causes high triglycerides?
Excess triglycerides occur most often due to inactivity and being overweight. But they can also be triggered by high alcohol consumption, diabetes, or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Hypertriglyceridemia can also be a side effect of some medications, including birth control, corticosteroids, beta blockers, and others. High triglycerides also can stem from a genetic condition.
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4. How do I know if I have high triglycerides?
A simple blood test, called a fasting lipid profile, measures cholesterol and triglycerides. If you’ve had your cholesterol tested and know your numbers, it’s likely your triglycerides were included. Doctors usually recommend men and women have the test at least every five years, beginning at age 20. People who have high triglycerides or are at risk for heart disease may need to have the test more often. Ask your doctor when you should be tested.
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5. What does my triglyceride level mean?
Everyone has triglycerides in their body. And at normal levels, triglycerides are healthy. Talk to your doctor if your levels are above normal.
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Below are the ranges for triglyceride levels:
Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline-high: 150 to 199 mg/dL
High: 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very high: 500 mg/dL or higher
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6. What lifestyle changes can I make to lower my triglycerides or keep them under control?
If you’re overweight, reduce your calorie intake to achieve a normal weight. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day. Eat a diet low in saturated and trans fats. Drink alcohol only in moderation–one drink a day for women and two for men at most. And try to reduce your carbohydrate intake to no more than 60 percent of total calories. A diet high in carbohydrates raises triglyceride levels.
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7. Are there medications that can help?
Lifestyle changes are the primary treatment for hypertriglyceridemia. But there are medications that may help some people. If your doctor prescribes medicine for high triglyceride levels, it’s still very important to exercise and eat a healthy diet.
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How Sugar Affects Triglycerides
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From Every Day Health site – story is deleted
Triglycerides Health Center
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High-Fructose Corn Syrup May Lead to High Triglycerides
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Open your fridge or cupboard, and take a look at the labels on your food. Chances are you’ll see high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common form of added sugar. The U.S. food supply provides a whopping 53 pounds of HFCS per person each year. That adds up to a lot of empty calories. Now a new study from Princeton University suggests that it may also lead to higher triglycerides.
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Is HFCS Bad News?
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HFCS is made by processing corn syrup to create a blend of two simple sugars: fructose and glucose. The result is a cheap sweetener used in a wide array of sugary drinks and processed foods, such as regular sodas, energy drinks, sweetened fruit drinks, candies, desserts, canned fruits, jams, yogurt, condiments, soups, spaghetti sauce, crackers, cereals, and breads.
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In the Princeton study, rats given HFCS gained more weight than those given sucrose (a.k.a. table sugar). This was true even when their calorie intake was the same. Over a period of months, rats fed HFCS also developed higher triglycerides and abnormal increases in abdominal fat. When such changes occur together in humans, they increase the risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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The Effect on Triglycerides
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Scientists are just starting to sort out how HFCS and triglycerides might be linked.
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Fructose vs. Glucose
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There has been little research done comparing the effects of HFCS with those of pure fructose or pure glucose. Pure fructose—found naturally in fruit—is broken down and used by the body differently from glucose.
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Studies show that eating a lot of fructose may raise triglyceride levels after meals. If this eating pattern continues for weeks, it may lead to higher triglyceride levels at other times, too. The triglyceride-raising effect may be stronger in men and in women after menopause than in younger women. Compared to glucose, fructose also may decrease insulin sensitivity and increase belly fat—risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that often go hand-in-hand with elevated triglycerides.
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HFCS vs. Sucrose
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In real life, most sugar in the U.S. diet isn’t pure fructose or glucose. Instead, it’s HFCS or sucrose. The latter are both compounds made of fructose and glucose, but there are key differences between them. First, sucrose contains equal parts fructose and glucose. But HFCS contains unequal amounts and often is a bit heavier on the fructose side. Second, the fructose molecules in HFCS, unlike those in sucrose, are “free” and “unbound.” This means they’re easier for the body to use.
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Theoretically, these differences could account for the different effects seen in rats fed HFCS or sucrose. Researchers think similar effects may occur in people as well. But more research in humans is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn.
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Short and Sweet Advice
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What does this mean for you? To help manage not only your triglycerides but also your weight, it’s best to limit all added sugars. That’s any form of sugar put into a food or drink during processing, cooking, or serving. The American Heart Association says such sugars should add up to no more than 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons) per day for men or 100 calories (about 6 teaspoons) per day for women.
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Reaching this goal isn’t easy; the average American currently gets more than two to three times that many calories per day from sugar. But every little bit helps.
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Keep reading those food labels. If you see HFCS listed there, you might want to give your food or drink choice a second thought.

March 24, 2012

Sugar, Sweetners, Stevia

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:18 pm by PCOSLady

Sugar & Sweetners
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This site was advertised on TV… I felt the info was important and factual…
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PCOS Lady, my opinion…. I, however will stay with white sugar, brown sugar and honey… I’m funny when it comes to manmade and processed foods… I am a firm believer people lived longer years ago and today because they consumed the basics in food…
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www.SweetSurprise.com
http://www.sweetsurprise.com/frequently_asked_questions.php
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Sugar, Honey, and High Fructose Corn Syrup
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What are caloric (nutritive) sweeteners?
There are many caloric (nutritive) sweeteners like:
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~ table sugar
~ honey
~ high fructose corn syrup
~ fruit juice concentrates
~ glucose
~ evaporated cane juice
~ hydrolyzed cane juice
~ fructose
~ dextrose
~ invert sugar
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The most common low-calorie sweeteners approved for use today are:
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~ acesulfame potassium (Ace-K)
~ aspartame
~ saccharin
~ sucralose
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The most common reduced-calorie sweeteners include:
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~ sorbitol
~ mannitol
~ xylitol
~ maltitol
~ maltitol syrup
~ lactitol
~ erythritol
~ isomalt
~ hydrogenated starch hydrolysates
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http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/
~ Dr Art Ayers … Healthfulness of Sweeteners
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Healthfulness of Sweeteners
–from Most Healthy….
~ Stevia – is a protein that is sweet, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike and no AGE
~ Glucose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE
~ Xylitol – is a sugar alcohol that inhibits dental bacteria, doesn’t raise blood sugar, no insulin spike or AGE
~ Corn Syrup – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces AGE, low sweetness
~ Sucrose – raises blood sugar, spikes insulin and produces AGE, and liver damage
~ Honey – is half fructose and half glucose, raises blood sugar, spikes insulin, produces high AGE and may damage liver

~ Artificial Sweeteners, aspartame, sucralose, saccharin, etc. – don’t raise blood sugar or produce AGE, but may have other risks, including hunger

~ HFCS – is high fructose corn syrup, raises blood sugar and spikes insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Fructose – doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
~ Agave Nectar – is fructose, doesn’t raise blood sugar or spike insulin, produces very high AGE and causes liver damage
…to Least Healthy or Health Risk–
~ AGE: advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which contribute to the symptoms of diabetics. http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/search/label/AGE
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Stevia, the new craze!
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http://www.stevia.com/
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Stevia is a South American herb used as a natural sweetener for centuries. The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant have a refreshing taste, zero glycemic index, zero calories and zero carbs. It is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar, and far more healthy!
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FACT:
Stevia is widely used all over the world. In Japan stevia claims over 40% of the sweetener market…
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http://purehealingfoods.com/infoSweeteners.php
~ Pure Healing Foods, very informative!
Source: www.NaturalNews.com
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Stevia has many helpful properties.
It has:
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~ No sugar and no calories.
~ Anti-inflammatory effects.
~ Is 100 percent naturally derived.
~ 250 to 300 times the sweetness of sugar.
~ Heat stability to 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit).
~ No fermentation properties.
~ Flavor-enhancing qualities.
~ Plaque-retardant and Anti-caries properties to help prevent cavities.
~ Been recommended for diabetics because it does not spike insulin.
~ Anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
~ Been shown to lower blood pressure in those with hypertension.
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Over 100 phytochemicals have been discovered in Stevia, and it is rich in terpenes and flavonoids. Besides having been in use for hundreds of years, extensive testing in animals has demonstrated no harmful effects. Its main sweet chemical, stevioside, has been found to be nontoxic in acute toxicity studies with rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds. It also has been shown that it does not cause cellular changes nor affect fertility. The natural stevia leaf also has been found to be nontoxic and has no mutagenic activity.
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Stevia can be used in cooking and as a tabletop sweetener.
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SITES
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This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/14/why-this-sugar-make-you-and-most-others-fat.aspx?e_cid=20111014_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … This Makes You Flabby – and Virtually Forces You to Overeat…
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Sugary Drinks Tied to 25,000 U.S. Deaths a Year
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=168622
~ Medicine Net … By Amy Norton .. HealthDay Reporter .. Tuesday, March 19 (HealthDay News) — More than 180,000 deaths worldwide in 2010 were linked to a high intake of sugar-laden drinks, a new study estimates, including 25,000 deaths in the United States.
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These latest findings do not prove that sugary drinks kill people. They only show a correlation between high consumption and deaths from heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
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“Sugary beverage consumption is often paired with other unhealthy food choices or behaviors,” said Sandon, who was not involved in the study. “Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, are the result of many factors, not just excess sugar intake.”

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