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These revisions to the USDA Dietary Guidelines are designed to lower the risk for chronic disease, according to the University of Washington: Choose complex carbohydrates such as those made with whole-grain flour, brown rice and oatmeal instead of white flour. Use healthful fats (such as olive, canola, corn and peanut oil) instead of stick margarines, but use them sparingly. Select protein sources lower in saturated fat, such as fish, poultry, eggs and legumes, instead of red meat. Include low-fat dairy products in your daily diet.
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.
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