Southern cooking

The South is called the Stroke Belt because its residents are more likely to have a stroke than are people in other parts of the country. And now University of Alabama researchers think they know why: It's all that fried chicken, bacon, ham, pies and sweet tea.
The secret to losing weight? Getting paid millions to be the public (non-pudgy) face of a diabetes drug campaign.
For three years, celebrity chef Paula Deen -- the high priestess of the "add more butter" school of cooking -- has kept quiet about her Type 2 diabetes, while still urging people to make the kind of high-fat, high-calorie food that can lead to obesity, a risk factor for.....Type 2 diabetes.
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