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Not just weight loss: Chromium also lowers heart attack risk

Chromium is a trace element that helps balance blood sugar and may aid in weight loss. New research suggests that chromium deficiency is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, and that the mineral may aid in healthy cholesterol levels. Researchers from Johns...

Sugar and Spice: Cinnamon reduces glucose in diabetics

Less than a half-teaspoon per day of ground cinnamon helped volunteers with type II diabetes reduce their levels of blood sugar - and reduce several heart disease risk factors, as well. That's according to a preliminary study of a small group of 60 men and women, all...

Buckwheat and Blood Sugar: Plant found to have benefits in diabetes

Buckwheat may be beneficial in the management of diabetes, say researchers from the University of Manitoba. They found that extracts of the seed lowered blood sugar levels by up to 19% when fed to diabetic rats. The Canadian researchers say diabetics should consider...