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Edward James Olmos (1947—) The intense, Academy Award-nominated star of Stand and Deliver, Battlestar Gallactica, and Miami Vice, is known for his activism as well as his acting—and he’s particularly engaged in the fight against diabetes. His father and all four of his uncles, plus two of his aunts, have died of complications of the disease, and Olmos’ sister and brother are both dealing with it. One uncle committed suicide rather than have his legs amputated.

Olmos may have a very strong genetic predisposition towards type 2 diabetes, but he’s determined to prove that it’s not an inevitable curse. He works out every day and eats very well, avoiding food like the unhealthy refried beans that are part of his culture. He has been vegetarian for a number of years and his children h...View full story
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