Doctor's Orders: Mar. 28, 2005

DIABETES: WAIST NOT, WANT NOT

To predict a man's health, check his belt size. Among 27,000 men, those with 40-in.-to-62-in. waistlines were 12 times as likely to develop diabetes as 29-to-34-inchers.

BETTER EATING FROM CHEMISTRY

Adding soluble cellulose to junk food slows the absorption of fat--at least in hamsters--according to a study presented to the American Chemical Society. --By David Bjerklie

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