By Marsha McCulloch, M.S., R.D.
Pick up a diet book, surf the Internet, or chat with a friend, and you'll get all kinds of ideas about how to lose weight. Knowing the facts can keep you on track to drop pounds and improve your health. If you're overweight and at risk for type 2 diabetes or already have it, losing a little extra weight -- even 10-15 pounds -- may help lower blood glucose and blood pressure as well as improve your cholesterol and triglycerides. That's a truth you can hang on to while you get the facts on these common weight loss beliefs.
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