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9 Surprising Diabetes Risks

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9. Consuming lots of processed meat (like hot dogs and bacon)

Raises your risk: 43 percent

How: These meats are loaded with preservatives that may destroy insulin-producing cells in your pancreas, say Harvard Medical School researchers. When insulin is in short supply, blood sugar rises -- the hallmark of diabetes.

The fix: Cut back: a Harvard study found that women who had these meats less often than once a week had the lowest risk. Eating preservative-free varieties may help too. Brands we've found include Maverick Ranch and Applegate Farms.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, April 2007.

 

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