Below are statements from the FDA regarding antibiotics:

  • All uses of antibiotics can lead to resistance. That’s why it’s important to use antibiotics only when necessary.
  • FDA is taking steps to address antibiotic resistance by encouraging the development of new antibiotics to treat patients, and by working to phase out the use of antibiotics for so-called “production” – growth promotion and feed efficiency in animal agriculture.
  • Consumers can help protect themselves by taking antibiotics only when necessary and prescribed by a health-care provider, and by practicing good kitchen hygiene.

For more information, read FDA: Fighting the Impact of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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