Can a person with diabetes drink alcohol?

We are updating our information on diet and have the following information on our web page. We would very much appreciate your reviewing this information for accuracy. We would also like to add a link from our site to yours. Beverages containing alcohol are converted into fat and are high in calories. People with diabetes...

I’m in a 100-mile bike race and heard that caffeine may help me last longer and go faster.

I am going to be in a 100-mile bike race in July and have heard that some caffeine may help me last longer and go faster. Is that true? If so, how much caffeine should I take? Sports researchers have studied the positive effects of small amounts of caffeine on athletes by reducing fatigue. Caffeine-containing...

My doctor says I have high triglycerides. He told me to cut out booze and sweets.

My doctor says I have high triglycerides. He told me to cut out booze and sweets. Can you explain it to me? Triglycerides are a fat found in your blood. It is a fat similar to cholesterol. A diet to lower cholesterol limits egg yolks and fatty meats. A diet to lower triglycerides omits alcohol...

You mention that linoleic acid is the only truly essential fatty acid. Linolenic is an omega 3 fatty acid.

On the nature of EFA's, you mention that linoleic acid is the only truly essential fatty acid (EFA). While this may be so, it glosses over the effects of an undersupply of linolenic acid in the diet, because when eicosadienoic acid is synthesized and substituted for (gamma) linolenic acid in the w-3 eicosanoid pathways,...

On a low salt diet, can I eat regular canned vegetables if I rinse them off before cooking?

I have high blood pressure and have been on a low salt diet. Can I eat regular canned vegetables if I rinse them off before cooking? No, you should not eat vegetables canned with salt. Also, you cannot rinse the salt off before heating the canned vegetables. I would suggest you buy frozen vegetables but read...

Prior to discharge from the hospital, I was told to go on a low-fat diet.

I was told, prior to discharge from the hospital, to go on a "low-fat" diet. However, I don't have an appointment with either my cardiologist or my internist for about another 6 weeks. I would like to know what amount of fat I need to include in my diet. I'm about 40 pounds overweight,...

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol?

Which margarine is lowest in cholesterol? My father died of a heart attack and my family has a lot of heart problems. I'm only 36 years old and I really like butter. Is it that important I use margarine because I don't use much butter at all on my food. Since I cannot recommend specific...

My mother is losing weight because of emphysema. Who can give me a meal plan for my mother?

Can you just try to help me or put me in touch with someone who can advise me to give me a meal plan for my mother who is losing weight because of emphysema? She is 70 years old, takes Prednisone and Atrovent, on 24-hour oxygen. Her rib cage and knees caps are protruding...

When I put alcohol in a recipe, does it all cook off?

When I put alcohol in a recipe, does it all cook off? Should I be concerned with how much alcohol is left? Alcohol added to a recipe may cook off, but it depends on how long you cook it. People with alcoholism should be concerned with how much alcohol is left which will be inconsistent...

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