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What should I drink to lower my risk of diabetes?

Switch your fancy coffee drink for sugarless chai latte (nonfat, of course). Chugging just one sugar-loaded drink a day boosts diabetes risk 26% and metabolic syndrome by 20%. Substituting an ice-cold glass of fat-free milk does the opposite: It cuts your risk 12%. Fat-free yogurt and cheese count, too. The calcium, vitamin D and minerals in dairy help your body process blood sugar.

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