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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Daily Dose

4 keys to reducing your diabetes risk

Several new studies suggest lifestyle factors that contribute to a diabetes risk beyond a high-carbohydrate diet, obesity, and lack of exercise.

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine last Monday found that those who added an average of 3.5 servings a week of red meat to their diet over a four-year period had a 48 percent higher diabetes risk compared with those who didn’t alter their red meat consumption. Those who decreased their intake had a 14 percent lower risk.

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