Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

Diabetes affects 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, according to the American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, Va. (phone 800-342-2383, www.diabetes.org). It is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, which is needed to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells do not respond to the insulin.

Slowly digestible sugars can be used in products that have a low glycemic response.Many foods …

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Linda Milo Ohr, Contributing Editor, Nutraceuticals column
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Linda Ohr