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It is well-known that type 1 diabetes and celiac disease co-occur in individuals and families, and a study appearing in the journal Pediatrics attempts to clarify why. F Perry Wilson, MD, reports the real culprit may not lie in our genes, but in our environment.The study showed that while type 1 diabetes predisposed kids to celiac disease, the reverse was not true. Kids with celiac disease were no more likely to subsequently develop type 1 diabetes. Analyst: F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE by F. Perry Wilson MD, This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and AACE: from Medpage Today
Which Green Leafy Veggies are the Best At the top of the list: Watercress - long known as a superfood because it packs large amounts of a wide variety of these important substances, fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D--with a score of 100. The next five in the elite category: Chinese cabbage (91.99), chard (89.27), beet greens (87.08), spinach (86.43) and chicory (73.36) Researchers at William Paterson University in New Jersey have done all of us a big favor by producing a list of 41 “powerhouse fruits and vegetables” ranked by the amounts of 17 critical nutrients they contain. In a study published in the CDC journal, “Preventing Chronic Disease,” the foods are scored by their content of fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D and other nutrients all considered important to public health.