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  • 'BMI is a waste of time': Measurement is WRONGLY branding millions of fat people unhealthy (tr)…

    02/04/2016 11:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:17 EST, 4 February 2016 | Anna Hodgekiss
    The use of Body Mass Index to assess a person's health has led to millions of people incorrectly being labeled overweight or obese, researchers claim. The measurement has been used by doctors for more than 150 years, but has come under increasing criticism for being a flawed marker of health. [...] Now, however, Californian researchers claim their research will be will be 'the final nail in the coffin for BMI'. [...] This revealed almost half of Americans who are labeled 'overweight' by virtue of their BMIs (47.4 percent, or 34.4 million people) are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are...
  • Good news in the fight against diabetes

    12/02/2015 8:59:07 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 02, 2015 - 3:31 | Fox News
    US sees national trend of declining new cases
  • Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond

    11/21/2015 4:23:24 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 3, 2013 | TheIHMC
    Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. Thus it is more productive to think of obesity as a problem in 'energy flow' rather than energy expenditure (i.e., calories in, calories out). The most efficient approach to accelerate the body's ability to access and burn body fat is to restrict dietary carbohydrate while increasing fat intake for a period of several weeks, after which fatty acids and ketones become the primary fuel at rest and during...
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 3

    11/20/2015 7:02:21 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Along the way, he busts several weight loss myths. Part 3
  • JumpstartMD presents Dr. Peter Attia on the Role of Fat in Weight Loss - Part 2

    11/20/2015 6:51:49 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | JumpstartMD
    In the summer of 2011, Dr. Peter Attia spoke to JumpstartMD patients and staff about his personal experiment with weight loss. Along the way, he busts several weight loss myths.
  • Dr Eric Westman - Duke University New Atkins Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Health

    11/19/2015 5:48:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 15, 2012 | drcldrcl
    Dr Eric Westman - Duke University New Atkins Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Health Dr. Eric C. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He is a co-founder of Innovative Metabolic Solutions - http://www.dukehealth.org/physicians/...
  • Dr. Eric Westman's Implementation Plan of Low Carb High Fat Eating

    11/19/2015 5:33:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 30, 2014 | Central Coast Nutrition Conference
    Dr. Westman simulates an introduction seminar for LCHF during the Central Coast Nutrition Conference.
  • Dr. Eric Westman presenting The Science Behind Low Carb High Fat

    11/19/2015 5:24:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 24, 2014 | Central Coast Nutrition Conference
    On March 1 at the Central Coast Nutrition Conference held in San Luis Obispo, CA, Dr. Westman explains why eating a low carb high fat diet is better for our bodies. He cites studies and experience in his own practice at Duke University Medical Center.
  • The Keys to Implementing a Ketogenic Diet

    11/15/2015 1:44:33 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | David Jockers
    The Keys to Implementing a Ketogenic Diet soupper soulger 1 year ago Here's what I did to gradually get on to a Ketogenic program. I first got off all Wheat products. Then a month later I got off all starch's like potatoes. Another month later got off rice and beans and regular milk (not cream). While at the same time I gradually started to introduce more fats like coconut oil, grass fed butter and nitrate free bacon fat etc. Most people make the mistake (I did) of consumming too much protein and fruit which kept knocking me out of Ketosis....
  • Dr. Stephen Phinney - 'Optimising Weight and Health with an LCHF Diet' - Part 3

    11/14/2015 4:43:17 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5, 2015 | Low Carb Down Under
    Part 3 of 3 On November 25th 2014 Dr. Stephen Phinney presented this Workshop at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne to outline some of his research on Low Carb, High Fat nutrition and to give audience members the opportunity to ask questions. Dr. Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.
  • Dr. Stephen Phinney - 'Optimising Weight and Health with an LCHF Diet' - Part 2

    11/14/2015 4:29:51 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5, 2015 | Low Carb Down Under
    Part 2 of 3 On November 25th 2014 Dr. Stephen Phinney presented this Workshop at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne to outline some of his research on Low Carb, High Fat nutrition and to give audience members the opportunity to ask questions. Dr. Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.
  • Dr. Stephen Phinney - 'Optimising Weight and Health with an LCHF Diet' - Part 1

    11/14/2015 3:16:45 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 5, 2015 | Low Carb Down Under
    Part 1 of 3 On November 25th 2014 Dr. Stephen Phinney presented this Workshop at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne to outline some of his research on Low Carb, High Fat nutrition and to give audience members the opportunity to ask questions. Dr. Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.
  • How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

    11/14/2015 5:44:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Jason Fung
    Diabetes is a curable disease. As a dietary disease, it demands a dietary treatment. The principles are outlined here.
  • The Aetiology of Obesity Part 6 of 6: Dietary Villains - Fat Phobia

    11/13/2015 11:12:51 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | Jason Fung
    Is dietary fat bad for us? How did we become so fat phobic and what are the implications for health? Saturated fat phobia and toxic vegetable oils.
  • The Aetiology of Obesity Part 5 of 6: Diet and Disease

    11/13/2015 11:07:00 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 10, 2013 | Jason Fung
    How are diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity and cancer linked to our diet? Understanding this association leads to fascinating new treatment possibilities.
  • The Aetiology of Obesity Part 4 of 6: The Fast Solution

    11/13/2015 11:01:29 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 12, 2013 | Jason Fung
    How does sugar, fructose and wheat contribute to obesity and diabetes? Insulin resistance and hyper-insulinemia and 'the fast solution' is presented.
  • The Aetiology of Obesity Part 3 of 6: Trial by Diet

    11/13/2015 10:53:36 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jason Fung
    The failure of the Atkins diet, hormonal obesity theory and the importance of the cortisol pathway. Why it is so difficult to receive unbiased advice on nutrition?
  • The Aetiology of Obesity Part 2 of 6: The New Science of Diabesity

    11/13/2015 10:46:42 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 17, 2013 | Jason Fung
    What is the role of insulin resistance and meal timing? Also how hormonal obesity theory explains the epidemiology of obesity including childhood obesity.
  • The Aetiology of Obesity Part 1 of 6: A New Hope

    11/13/2015 8:57:50 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 14, 2013 | Jason Fung
    The failure of the Atkins diet, hormonal obesity theory and the importance of the cortisol pathway. Why it is so difficult to receive unbiased advice on nutrition?
  • Denise Minger: Death By Food Pyramid, Women Who Gain Weight on Paleo, and How to Spot a Fraud

    11/08/2015 5:22:42 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on Feb 13, 2014 | Abel James
    The Fat-Burning Man Show Denise Minger: Death By Food Pyramid, Women Who Gain Weight on Paleo, and How to Spot a Fraud
  • Why Is A Low Carb Diet Good for You?

    11/08/2015 4:55:19 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 86 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | OhioStateExperts
    Jeff Volek, professor of human sciences at The Ohio State University, talks about why a diet that is low in carbohydrates and low in calories is good for you. He also talks about why saturated fats are not necessarily bad.
  • The Two Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes

    11/08/2015 12:15:40 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 7, 2014 | Jason Fung
    The Two Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes Http://intensivedietarymanagement.com The first big lie is that Type 2 Diabetes is chronic and progressive. The second lie is that treatment of blood sugar is the primary target of therapy.
  • The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss

    11/08/2015 12:07:16 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 9, 2015 | Diet Doctor
    What is the perfect treatment that can cure type 2 diabetes (!) and lead to effortless weight loss? Listen to the eloquent Dr. Jason Fung describe it in this 12-minute part of a longer interview. *** Observe: This treatment is extremely effective. If you have diabetes and take blood sugar lowering medication (especially insulin injections) you may need to reduce the doses a lot to avoid potentially dangerous hypoglycemia. You may instantly become too healthy for your medication. *** In the full 45 minute interview Dr. Fung goes into more detail about exactly how to add fasting to your low-carb...
  • Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?

    11/08/2015 10:45:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 25, 2013 | Peter Attia; TED MED
    As a young ER doctor, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers...
  • Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdueU

    11/07/2015 1:05:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 4, 2015 | Dr. Sarah Hallberg
    Can a person be "cured" of Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think. Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created. She is board certified in both obesity medicine and internal medicine and has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. She has recently created what is only the second non-surgical weight loss rotation in the country for medical students. Her program has consistently exceeded national benchmarks for weight loss, and has been...
  • Dr David Perlmutter: Grain Brain, Eating Fat Makes You Smart, and Why (Brain) Size Matters

    11/06/2015 10:02:57 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Abel James, The Fat Burning Man
    Dr David Perlmutter: Grain Brain, Eating Fat Makes You Smart, and Why (Brain) Size Matters [VIDEO]
  • Why We Get Fat

    11/06/2015 6:17:58 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 133 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Gary Taubes; CTV Santa Cruz County
    Gary Taubes, a nationally known science writer, gives a lecture about obesity. The event was held at New Brighton School and was sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.
  • A Hypothesis That Will Make You Uncomfortable

    09/10/2015 12:54:24 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 09/09/2015 | Karl Denniger
    New research suggests that half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Almost 40 percent have pre-diabetes, meaning elevated blood sugar levels that could lead to full-fledged disease. Studies have shown lifestyle changes can delay or prevent diabetes in these people. Let's cut the crap and define "lifestyle changes" because it's simple: Stop eating fast carbohydrates. You've been systematically lied to about what should be on your plate. The old "food pyramid" was not only wrong it was basically inverted from reality with one exception -- "sweets." Breads and cereals, as with starchy vegetables like potatoes, are virtually indistinguishable...
  • Half of Americans Have Diabetes or High Blood Sugar, Survey Finds

    09/08/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 8, 2015 | Maggie Fox
    Half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or blood sugar so high they're almost diabetic, researchers reported Tuesday. *snip* It's almost all Type 2 diabetes, which is caused by poor diet, obesity and a lack of exercise.
  • "Goldilocks" Discovery in Israel Offers New Hope to Diabetics

    06/17/2015 4:49:39 PM PDT · by kindred · 20 replies
    http://www.breakingchristiannews.com ^ | Jun 16, 2015 | Abigail Klein Leichman
    "This is a plant that only grows in Israel, Jordan and the Sinai, and has been used traditionally by Bedouins for controlling diabetes. I've been screening different Israeli plants for diabetes and this is one of the best candidates." Jonathan Gorelick (Israel)[Israel21c.org] Ingesting an indigenous Israeli aromatic shrub called Chiliadenus iphionoides (more commonly, "sharp varthemia" or "Goldilocks") could improve insulin secretion and glucose absorption in people with diabetes, according to plant biologist Jonathan Gorelick, scientific director of the Judea Regional Research and Development Center in Israel. (Photo via Israel21c.org) The center's efforts to isolate the plant's active compoundsand to assure...
  • DNA can't explain all inherited biological traits, research shows

    04/03/2015 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 4-2-2015 | University of Edinburgh
    Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows. Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on. Researchers found that naturally occurring changes to these proteins, which affect how they control genes, can be sustained from one generation to the next and so influence which traits are passed on. The finding demonstrates for the first time...
  • DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

    06/04/2015 5:37:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 4, 2015 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events. Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered. Previously large studies have shown that devastating events such as famine can scar future generations, making them more prone to obesity and diabetes. However it is the first time that the biological mechanism for the effect has been seen. Although the same genes are passed down through generations, scientists now know that our DNA is being altered...
  • Pernicious Low Tech Issues In Healthcare

    06/05/2015 8:55:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/5/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    A wildly disproportionate amount of what is proposed for healthcare reform involves technical matters. Ten years ago, the pundits assured us that the forced adoption of electronic health records would save billions and revolutionize health care. Unfortunately, EHRs have cost billions, are almost universally despised by providers, and are responsible for thousands of errorssome of which have proved to be fatal. The situation is bad enough that even the clueless Feds have decided to back off on some of their more onerous EHR requirements, at least temporarily. Other voices have suggested that the answer lies in drug discovery, massively expanded;...
  • Researchers find stronger links between diabetes and Alzheimer's

    05/13/2015 1:32:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Consumer Affairs ^ | May 6, 2015 | Mark Huffman
    With rising obesity, America faces an increased number of type 2 diabetes cases. With an aging Baby Boom generation, the country is bracing for an increase in Alzheimer's disease. Could the two be related? Previous studies have hinted at such a link. But researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say they have nailed down the connection. Their study, using mice, found that elevated glucose in the blood a primary consequence of diabetes -- can rapidly increase levels of amyloid beta, which shows up in brain plaques in Alzheimers patients. The buildup of these plaques is...
  • Overweight diabetes patients outlive slimmer ones - study

    05/05/2015 3:17:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/5/2015 | Sharon Begley
    Patients with type-2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese outlive diabetics of normal weight, scientists reported on Monday, in another example of the "obesity paradox." Although public health officials issue dire warnings about the consequences of overweight, and employers are pressuring workers to slim down via "wellness programs," the relationship between weight and longevity is paradoxical: Studies show that although obesity increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), overweight patients with CVD live longer than patients of normal weight.
  • Amazing Afrezza Non-Invasive Insulin That Works!

    04/22/2015 10:16:03 AM PDT · by ncfool · 14 replies
    healthline.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Amy Tenderich
    I cant wait to get my next A1C test done (who says that?! but its true). I am now two-plus months into my use of new inhaled insulin Afrezza, and frankly Im blown away by how well it performs (ooh, pun!) Ive been hesitant to be too much of a cheerleader for Afrezza, because I thought maybe I was experiencing beginners luck the thrill of any shiny new diabetes treatment can wear off pretty quickly and given how controversial this drug is, I didnt want to stir the pot unnecessarily. But sorry Naysayers, Afrezza is the bomb. At...
  • Its AprilBe Aware of Autism

    04/07/2015 8:33:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day was inaugurated by a UN Resolution (62/139), adopted by the General Assembly on December 18, 2007. This soon transformed into Autism Awareness Month, which spawned Autism Acceptance Month in 2011 (more on that later). No doubt, a condition affecting approximately 1 in 68 children in the US (according to the CDC) is worthy of a months recognition. Compare that figure to the 1 in 150 rate, reported in 2000. In keeping with the proclamation, let us become aware, and try not to get smothered by the semantics The term autism was first used...
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized In Diabetic Shock

    03/31/2015 10:12:08 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 87 replies
    News One ^ | 3/31/15
    Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is not doing well, his family said Tuesday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Abu-Jamal, 60, was taken from the Pennsylvania state Correctional Institution in Mahanoy to Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville Monday after passing out, his wife Wadiya Jamal said outside the hospital. She says prison officials told her he is in diabetic shock. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: His blood sugar level was very high 779 when he arrived at the hospital and remains at more than 300, she said....
  • Vitamin D prevents diabetes and clogged arteries in mice

    03/19/2015 7:27:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 26 replies
    In recent years, a deficiency of vitamin D has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, two illnesses that commonly occur together and are the most common cause of illness and death in Western countries. Both disorders are rooted in chronic inflammation, which leads to insulin resistance and the buildup of artery-clogging plaque. Now, new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests vitamin D plays a major role in preventing the inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis. Further, the way key immune cells behave without adequate vitamin D may...
  • Huckabee Pursues Unconventional Ways to Fund a Campaign

    03/16/2015 7:20:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 15, 2015 | Trib Gabriel
    In a wood-paneled study lined with books and framed family photos, the prospective presidential candidate looks into the camera. Im Mike Huckabee, he says with all the folksy charm that propelled a career as a preacher, politician and broadcaster. But this is no campaign ad. It is an Internet infomercial for a dubious diabetes treatment, in which Mr. Huckabee, who is contemplating a run for the Republican nomination in 2016, tells viewers to ignore Big Pharma and instead points them to a weird spice, kitchen-cabinet cure, consisting of dietary supplements. Let me tell you, diabetes can be reversed, Mr. Huckabee...
  • Gary Owens, Announcer of Laugh-In Fame, Dies at 80

    02/13/2015 2:59:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Variety ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Radio, TV and voiceover performer Gary Owens died on Feb. 12 at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owens, who was 80, had been a diabetic since the age of 8. Owens was probably best known as the announcer on NBCs Rowan and Martins Laugh-In (1968-73), with his trademark hand-over-the-ear announcing style. On the show, John Wayne once imitated Owens announcing. The phrase Gary created on his KMPC radio show, Beautiful downtown Burbank, later became a nightly catchphrase on Johnny Carsons Tonight Show. Owens also lent his voice to more than 3,000 cartoons, providing the voice of...
  • Cats Are Finally Getting Geneticists' Attention

    01/24/2015 3:27:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    January 15, 2015 ^ | January 15, 2015 | Carl Engelking
    Consumer doggie DNA testing is old hat at this point, having been around since 2007. But cat-lovers who wish to decipher their pet's breed are out of luck -- no such tests exist for felines. That fact reflects the state of the underlying science. Since the first full dog genome was sequenced ten years ago, geneticists have identified hundreds of genes behind canine diseases and physical traits. By comparison, just a handful of such genes have been identified in cats. But a group of geneticists is working to close this gap by sequencing 99 domestic cats. This week the researchers...
  • This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

    01/15/2015 2:25:51 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 16 replies
    Science Alert ^ | January 15, 2015 | FIONA MACDONALD
    [I really think it is important to highlight all the great advances in technology and medicine, to show what is good in society and what we can accomplish if we put our minds to it! Even if you dont have diabetes you should appreciate the advances that can be madeif government regulators and Obama dont destroy the medical industry first.] This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks. By FIONA MACDONALD January 15, 2015 Engineers from the University...
  • Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, diabetes, NAFLD

    11/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 11/17/14 | University of Michigan
    Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders.
  • Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

    11/02/2014 7:47:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 October 2014 | James Gallagher
    People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows. A team at King's College London and the Natural History Museum found only 5% of adults had gum disease in the Roman, and certainly pre-toothbrush, era. Modern day smoking and type 2 diabetes are blamed for a figure of nearly one in three today. But ancient Britain was certainly not a golden age of gleaming gnashers. The smiles of our ancestors were littered with infections, abscesses and tooth decay, the study showed... The research group analysed 303 skulls from a burial ground...
  • New diabetes breakthrough 'bigger than the discovery of insulin'

    10/11/2014 9:18:54 AM PDT · by null and void · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    There's no known cure for Type 1 diabetes, so for 3 million Americans, an insulin pump or regular insulin injections form an imperfect and temporary solution. And it's one that doesn't always keep some of the disease's worst outcomes, including blindness and limb amputation, at bay. When those cells were transferred to diabetic mice, they behaved as healthy cells do and regulated blood sugar. "We can cure their diabetes right awayin less than 10 days," researcher Doug Melton tells NPR. ...while scientists have been able to achieve a similar end with insulin-producing cells sourced from cadavers, they've struggled with how...
  • Screen Everyone Over 45 for Diabetes: U.S. Task Force

    10/07/2014 11:42:58 AM PDT · by knak · 48 replies
    philly.com ^ | 10/7/14
    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended. "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier and exercising more often, can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The best way to do that is to participate in a program that supports these behaviors. That's why we're recommending that people who are at increased risk be screened," Dr. Michael Pignone, a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,...
  • Attacking Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

    10/06/2014 8:40:27 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 26 replies
    Rutgers Today ^ | 10/05/14 | Rob Forman
    According to Jin, a major cause of insulin resistance is the accumulation of excess fat in the cells of the liver, as well as in muscle tissue. The fat disrupts the process where, ordinarily, insulin would cause body tissues to correctly absorb glucose blood sugar and use it as a fuel. With nowhere else to go, much of the excess glucose remains in the bloodstream, where in high concentrations it can damage tissues throughout the body potentially leading to blindness, kidney damage, cardiovascular diseases and other severe health problems. Our goal in this study was to find...
  • Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

    09/17/2014 11:12:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments. The researchers and outside experts said more study is needed, while industry groups called the research limited and said other evidence shows sweeteners are safe and useful for weight control. The study from researchers in Israel was released Wednesday by the journal Nature. The work suggests the sweeteners...
  • What you eat, not just number of calories, is significant factor in diabetes risk

    09/09/2014 7:38:32 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 09/02/14 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    If you think losing weight is enough to prevent Type 2 diabetes, don't get your hopes up. A new research report in September 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, suggests that you don't have to be overweight to develop Type 2 diabetes. This study compared genetically identical twins-one heavier and one leaner-and found that after eating a fast-food meal, the circulating metabolites, including those related to Type 2 diabetes, were found in both individuals at the same levels. These findings suggest that the onset of this type of diabetes is largely influenced by genetic factors and/or the composition of gut...