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Actos and Bladder Cancer

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Both Germany and France have taken Actos off the market because of an increased risk of getting bladder cancer. The US is taking no action. Global sales of Actos are in the vicinity of $5 billion annually. All three "glitazone" drugs for type 2 diabetes have a poor track record. Rezulin was taken off the market more than a decade ago because it caused...

Can Whole Milk Help Us Lose Weight?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
An epidemiological study comparing overweight to normal weight people showed that normal weight people eat more whole milk products. Perhaps overweight people eat more low fat food but still eat more food. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), however, which is found in cow milk and meat in higher concentrations when they are grass fed, may be a factor that speeds...

Exercise Makes You Smarter

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
A study done at the Montreal Heart Institute in October of 2012 showed that high intensity interval training made overweight and inactive people aged 49 years old healthier and also smarter! Scientists set up a program lasting 4 months where people exercised twice weekly with interval training and twice weekly with resistance training. They measured cognitive...

Exercise Makes You Smarter

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  A study in October of 2012 at the Montreal Heart Institute showed that high-intensity interval training makes middle-aged people both healthier and smarter. The program was 4 months long and consisted of 2 days a week of interval training and 2 days of resistance training. Cognitive function and physical conditioning improved greatly, showing that...

Is Chocolate Heart Healthy?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Really? Candy bars, truffles and Bon Bons may have chocolate, but they are not healthy for us. Data from a metaanalysis showed that the highest chocolate eaters have a 37% lower risk for heart disease and a 29% lower risk for stroke. The...

Minerals that Help in Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Both chromium and vanadium improve insulin sensitivity and are valuable adjuncts to treating type 2 diabetes. Measuring the insulin level is very important and tips us off, even in the presence of a normal blood sugar level, that pre-diabetes or the metabolic syndrome is present. Chromium must be used at dosages of 1000 micrograms per day to be effective. Meats,...

Modifying the GI Microflora Lowers Blood Sugar

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
While it has been suspected that the GI microflora have a profound effect on human physiology, there has not been a lot of data supporting that the changes in physiology determine the resulting composition of the microflora. Now there is a study supporting that the microflora can be altered and this can change insulin sensitivity and decrease the risk for developing...

Prediabetes: Is It a Disease?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  Having a blood sugar range in the high normal as opposed to the low normal range is associated with a 2-3 times risk for developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The best treatment is lifestyle that includes a healthy low carb diet to lower our insulin needs and maintain a healthy weight, plenty of exercise, controlling stress, and getting enough...

Role of the Brain in Sugar Metabolism

submitted by: admin on 11/26/2013
According to an article published in the November 2013 issue of the medical journal, Nature, glucose regulation is only 50% related to the action of insulin. The other 50% is regulated through a mechanism called "glucose effectiveness" that originates in the hypothalamus of the brain. Glucose effectiveness is an unrelated separate mechanism from...

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