August 2000 Issue

The Threat Of Insulin Resistance To Your Heart And How To Prevent It

Itís been five years since "pasta-makes-you-fat" headlines shocked carbohydrate-loving Americans into forsaking some of their favorite foods, and still the concern remains high. According to the popular theory, carbohydrates throw insulin levels out of whack, triggering obesity and a myriad of health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Critics of the carbs-are-bad approach point out that carbohydrates are not inherently unhealthy. But for some people, excessive amounts may indeed pose problems. People who

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