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Diet does not have to be a four-letter word. Most of the time, a diet implies weight loss and comes loaded with restrictions and perhaps even plans that are not very healthy. But new recommendations released recently by a team of health experts refer to diet with a different goal in mind: preventing heart disease and stroke. "We see a lot about diets on the Internet, with everyone commenting about which ones are good for you, but

A commonly used diabetes test might not spot the disease as well as an older test does, a new study suggests. The researchers said the newer test – called hemoglobin A1C – did not catch three-quarters of the diabetes diagnoses found by the older test – called an oral glucose tolerance test. "Diabetes is a global epidemic. Since the incorporation of A1C [as a test for diagnosis] in 2010, it's been relied on more and more for