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Today in Health News

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Your Genes May Be Key

Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease, study suggests

Today's Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Calculator: Baby Due Date Tool
Podcast: Holter Monitor Podcast
Quiz: Fats in Foods Quiz
Risk Assesment: Alcohol Use Assessment
Video: Smoking Cessation, Relapse Prevention

Health Tip of the Day

A Perfect Cup of Tea

Green tea contains catechins, a group of antioxidant compounds that may help prevent cancer, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. To get the most health benefit from the tea:

  • Choose small, loose-leaf green tea, which infuses quickly. Tightly curled or large-leaf tea requires a longer infusion time.

  • Use loose leaves instead of bags. If using bags, continuously dunk them in the teapot rather than leaving them to float on the water.

  • Use boiling water, which promotes the release of catechins.

  • Steep the tea for 2 to 5 minutes. Tea's catechin content increases with steeping time; a shorter time results in a high caffeine content but low catechin content.

 

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

Health Centers

Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

Your Family

Women's Health
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.