Your Health: Jun. 24, 2002

SUPERSIZE BLUES High-fat, high-calorie fast-food meals don't just make you fat; they may also raise the level of free radicals in the blood, triggering inflammation that can damage the lining of blood vessels. That's the bad news. The good news is that taking a few antioxidant vitamins such as E and C with your fast food can nullify the inflammatory response.

TWO FOR ONE Controlling insulin levels is the first priority for diabetics, but sugar imbalances also put diabetics at higher risk of heart disease. Help for their hearts may be as close as a drug diabetics are already taking. Rosiglitazone,...

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