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New Study Finds Hormonal Contraceptives Increases Risk of Gestational Diabetes

While the Obama Administration is pushing the use of contraceptives — and demanding Catholics pay for them — evidence continues to accumulate showing the health dangers of using hormonal contraceptives. The latest, released today by the Centers for Disease Control … Continue reading

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Fasting Is Good Spiritually — And Can Improve Health

For prediabetics, many interventions focus on lifestyle changes and weight loss, but new research on periodic fasting has identified a biological process in the body that After 10 to 12 hours of fasting, the body starts scavenging for other sources … Continue reading

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Less Red Meat Reduces Diabetes Risk: Study

A new study appears to confirm practices of Catholic lay groups, such as the Confraternity of Penitents, that voluntarily accept dietary restrictions that reduce, but do not eliminate, consumption of red meat. In a follow-up of three studies of about 149,000 … Continue reading

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Halloween Can Spell Disaster for Those Trying to Lose Weight

For Catholics, those fun-sized chocolates handed out during Halloween can spell both a diet disaster that marks the beginning of months of uncontrolled eating and the opportunity to practice a small mortification. Uncontrolled eating is a mortal sin — gluttony.  … Continue reading

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For Biggest Losers, Exercise + Diet Works Better Than Diet Alone

Exercise and healthy eating reduce body fat and preserve muscle in adults better than diet alone, according to a study funded and conducted by National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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Frequent Exercise, Weight Loss Key to Reducing Obesity Risk: Study

Obese older adults can reduce their chance of developing the metabolic syndrome by losing weight through dieting alone, but adding exercise to a weight loss program has even more benefit, a new study finds.  A combination of diet-induced weight loss … Continue reading

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