Saturday, January 24, 2009

50 is the new 40, but overweight is the new skinny...

I read this week that for the first time, obesity in this country has overtaken being just overweight, so I guess being overweight is now the new skinny.

How depressing and it is so avoidable.

On my website cwiechert.com, I have an Ideal Diet listed for those who want to stay healthy and keep weight normal and inflammation down, as well as a weigh loss (fat loss) and longevity lifestyle program that will, over time, remove fat accumulation safely and in a healthy way.

They are both based on over 35 years of research into what constitutes the best way to eat based on our genetics and the best way to lose accumulated fat that has been acquired over one's lifetime.

The manufacturers of high glycemic food like breads, cereals, and grains, as well as high fructose corn syrup, all want you to believe that they are healthy and use very misleading marketing tactics. All you have to do is follow people around the store, look at what they load their carts with and then look at their physique. It's a study in epidemiology. The carts are loaded with cases of soda, carbohydrates of all sorts, but few of them are filled with lean meats, vegetables, nuts, fruits, or legumes. The healthiest people in the study of anthropology were Hunters and Gatherers. Races like the Egyptians ate a diet high in breads, cereals, beer, and little sugar, yet they had stunted growth, poor teeth, diabetes, and obesity.
READ for yourself...

We have added lots of sugar and corn syrup on top of that diet high in carbs and this is what we have, obesity and an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

I have included an abundance of studies this week that support a low glycemic diet, as well as other important health issues.

It is never too late to become younger...

cw



Low-carbohydrate Diet Burns More Excess Liver Fat Than Low-calorie Diet, Clinical Study Finds...
People on low-carbohydrate diets are more dependent on the oxidation of fat in the liver for energy than those on a low-calorie diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a small clinical study. The findings, published in the journal Hepatology, could have implications for treating obesity and related diseases such as diabetes, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, said Dr. Jeffrey Browning, assistant professor in the UT Southwestern Advanced Imaging Research Center and of internal medicine at the medical center. "Instead of looking at drugs to combat obesity and the diseases that stem from it, maybe optimizing diet can not only manage and treat these diseases, but also prevent them," said Dr. Browning, the study's lead author.


Very Low-carbohydrate Diets Work For Men And Upper Body Fat...
Scientists say that low carbohydrate diets, like the Atkins and South Beach Diets, may actually be the best option for men who want to slim. New research, published this week in the Open Access journal, Nutrition & Metabolism, shows that over 70% of men lost more weight and fat on a low carbohydrate diet, despite eating more calories.


Low Glycemic Index Diet Best For Weight Loss And Cardiovascular Health...
The most effective diet for weight loss and cardiovascular health is a high carbohydrate plan based on low glycemic index (GI) foods, according to a study by University of Sydney researchers. Undertaken by Professor Jennie Brand-Miller and Joanna McMillan-Price from the University of Sydney Human Nutrition Unit, the findings show that there is no 'one diet fits all' solution, and although both high protein and low GI diets will help you to shed fat. However, it did show that a diet containing low GI carbohydrate significantly reduces your risk of heart disease.


Sweetened Beverage Consumption Increases Dramatically In U.S....
Over the past two decades, the number of adults consuming sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and punches has increased dramatically, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers examined changes over the past two decades in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption based on nationally representative survey data, and found that sugar-sweetened beverages comprise a significant source of total daily beverage intake and are the largest source of beverage calories consumed daily.


Obesity in ancient Egypt
Ten or twelve years ago we wrote in Protein Power about the data contained in the vast amount of ancient Egyptian mummies. We pointed out that several thousand years ago when the future mummies roamed the earth their diet was a nutritionist’s nirvana. At least a nirvana for all the so-called nutritional experts of today who are recommending a diet filled with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and little meat, especially red meat. Follow such a diet, we’re told, and we will enjoy abundant health.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work that way for the Egyptians. They followed such a diet simply because that’s all there was. There was no sugar - it wouldn’t be produced for another thousand or more years. The only sweet was honey, which was consumed in limited amounts. The primary staple was a coarse bread made of stone-ground, whole wheat. Animals were used as beasts of burden and were valued much more for the work they could do than for the meat they could provide. The banks of the Nile provided fertile soil for growing all kinds of fruits and vegetables, all of which were a part the low-fat, high-carbohydrate Egyptian diet. And there were no artificial sweeteners, artificial coloring, artificial flavors, preservatives, or any of the other substances that are part of all the manufactured foods we eat today.


Low Vitamin D Levels Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk by 75 Percent...
Women who are deficient in vitamin D at the time they are diagnosed with breast cancer are nearly 75 percent more likely to die from the disease than women with sufficient vitamin D levels, and their cancer is twice as likely to spread to other parts of the body."This study links vitamin D with the aggressiveness of disease," said JoEllen Walsh of the University of Albany, who was not involved in the study. "It suggests that your vitamin D status may affect how your disease progresses."
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Oily Fish Consumption At Least Once A Week Will Protect Your Eyesight In Old Age...
Eating oily fish once a week may reduce age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the major cause of blindness and poor vision in adults in western countries and the third cause of global blindness, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


How scientists linked sunshine, diet and disease...
The evidence that points unerringly to a link between vitamin D and Scotland's health statistics can be traced back to a journey undertaken in 1977 by two young Americans, Frank and Cedric Garland, who were studying cancer.
They regularly drove their white Ford Mustang from San Diego, California, to Johns Hopkins Medical School on the east coast, noticing the dramatic change in weather from sunshine to snow. When they saw a map showing that bowel cancer was much more common in the northeast of the United States than it is in the south and west, they immediately understood that sunshine might provide the explanation.
“Everyone else was thinking it must be something that people ate, like the amount of fibre or meat burnt on the barbecue,” said Frank Garland. “We were alert to the difference in climate because we had direct experience of it.”


Low potassium linked to high blood pressure...
In a multi-ethnic population-based group of 3,303 adults, half of whom were African American, a low potassium level in the urine correlated with high blood pressure, regardless of the level of salt (sodium) in the diet or cardiovascular risk factors.
This observation "supports the hypothesis that dietary potassium deficiency plays an important role in the development of high blood pressure," Dr. Susan Hedayati, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, told Reuters Health.


Depression in elderly tied to heart disease...
Older people who are depressed are much more likely to develop a dangerous type of internal body fat — the kind that can lead to diabetes and heart disease — than people who are not depressed, a disturbing new study found.
The connection goes beyond obesity and suggests some biological link between a person's mental state and fat that collects around the internal organs, scientists said.


Most Heart Attack Patients' Cholesterol Levels Did Not Indicate Cardiac Risk...
A new national study has shown that nearly 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, based on current national cholesterol guidelines. Specifically, these patients had low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels that met current guidelines, and close to half had LDL levels classified in guidelines as optimal (less than 100 mg/dL).


HOW TO LIVE TO 120 - BOOMERS ARE CLAMORING FOR A LONGER LIFE - AND SCIENCE MAY JUST GIVE IT TO THEM...
"Before the day is over we'll have 12,000 more Baby Boomers hit 52," said gerontologist Dr. Robert Butler, 81. "By 2025, (Boomers) will constitute 20% of our society, and they'll be over 65." Butler is the founder and president of the New York-based International Longevity Center, which advises individuals and politicians about the latest age boom. His own book, "The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life," came out last spring, aimed toward a graying readership that is naturally looking for ways to stay healthy.
"There is a field of 'anti-aging medicine,' where there is a lot of baloney," Butler cautions, but he notes that in addition to the expected cadre of snake-oil salesmen, there exist solid - if early - scientific breakthroughs.
"There really has been some progress not only in preventing age-related disease but also in the capacity to slow aging at the biological level," he says.


Video special - Your car tires may be the biggest risk to your health and maybe your life...
A friend of mine sent this video to me and I believe it is very important that you take the time to watch this all the way through.




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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Don't miss reading this weeks HealthBlogger... There is so much here to learn.

There is a lot packed into this week's blog. I want to especially ask you to review the 3 videos at the bottom that will educate you on a major breakthrough in molecular medicine that I have incorporated in all my cardiovascular health plans.

It's never too late to become younger...

cw



Ten Studies Showing the Link Between Sugar and Increased Cancer Risk...
How many times have you heard it mentioned that sugar causes cancer, that cancer patients should avoid sugar, or that sugar is the favorite food of cancer cells? The truth is, this goes beyond mere hearsay or traditional knowledge; there is actually a large volume of scientific evidence available which shows the link between sugar and increased cancer risk. Here, ten such studies are summarized.


Drink Brewed Tea To Avoid Tooth Erosion, Study Suggests...
Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. More startling is that some citric acids found in fruit drinks are more erosive than hydrochloric or sulfuric acid—which is also known as battery acid. These refined sugars and acids found in soda and citrus juice promote tooth erosion, which wears away the hard part of the teeth, or the enamel. Once tooth enamel is lost, it's gone forever.



Fructose Sets Table For Weight Gain Without Warning...
Eating too much fructose can induce leptin resistance, a condition that can easily lead to becoming overweight when combined with a high-fat, high-calorie diet, according to a new study with rats. Although previous studies have shown that being leptin resistant can lead to rapid weight gain on a high-fat, high-calorie diet, this is the first study to show that leptin resistance can develop as a result of high fructose consumption. The study also showed for the first time that leptin resistance can develop silently, that is, with little indication that it is happening.



Lack Of Vitamin D Linked To Parkinson's Disease...
A majority of Parkinson's disease patients had insufficient levels of vitamin D in a new study from Emory University School of Medicine. The fraction of Parkinson's patients with vitamin D insufficiency, 55 percent, was significantly more than patients with Alzheimer's disease (41 percent) or healthy elderly people (36 percent).
The finding adds to evidence that low vitamin D is associated with Parkinson's, says first author Marian Evatt, MD, assistant professor of neurology at Emory.


Resveratrol Found to Halt Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells...
Recent research suggests that the antioxidant resveratrol, which naturally occurs in grape skins, can weaken pancreatic cancer cells and increase their vulnerability to chemotherapy. "Resveratrol seems to have a therapeutic gain by making tumor cells more sensitive to radiation and making normal tissue less sensitive," said lead researcher Paul Okunieff, chief of radiation oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.



Nut-Enriched Mediterranean Diet Helps Reverse Metabolic Syndrome...
Patients with metabolic syndrome were 70% more likely than a control group to see resolution of the syndrome after a year of following a Mediterranean diet enriched with nuts, investigators here reported. Patients who stayed on the high-fat, nut-supplemented diet had more than a six-fold greater resolution of the syndrome compared with the control group who were counseled about a low-fat diet, Jordi Salas-Salvado, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Rovira i Virgili, and colleagues wrote in the Dec. 8/22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.



Doctor preaches wonder cure: Vitamin D...
It reduces pain. It reduces illness. There is almost nothing that vitamin D can’t help, and that’s Dr. Greg Plotnikoff’s point. There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency, especially among the obese, the elderly and dark-skinned people living in the sun-deprived north. In fact, most Minnesotans are likely deficient in winter, unless they take supplements, because they live too far north to get enough vitamin D from the sun. Deficiencies have been linked to 17 kinds of cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, heart disease, depression and ADHD.
In fact, there is almost nothing that vitamin D can’t help, and that’s Plotnikoff’s point.



Organic Food Has No More Nutritional Value Than Food Grown With Pesticides, Study Shows...
New research in the latest issue of the Society of Chemical Industry’s (SCI) Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture shows there is no evidence to support the argument that organic food is better than food grown with the use of pesticides and chemicals. Many people pay more than a third more for organic food in the belief that it has more nutritional content than food grown with pesticides and chemicals.
But the research by Dr Susanne B├╝gel and colleagues from the Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen, shows there is no clear evidence to back this up.


Chocolate Really Is Good For You: Studies Prove It...
Chocolate lovers, take heart. Reports from recent studies have given you plenty of reasons to keep on eating chocolate without feeling guilty. In fact, the news from several studies released this spring shows that chocolate is quite effective against the number one killer of Americans, heart disease. Another serious threat to our health, environmental pollution, was significantly reduced by eating chocolate. And the news is even better for females.


Why we yawn: To cool our brains...
If your head is overheated, there's a good chance you'll yawn soon, according to a new study that found the primary purpose of yawning is to control brain temperature.
The finding solves several mysteries about yawning, such as why it's most commonly done just before and after sleeping, why certain diseases lead to excessive yawning, and why breathing through the nose and cooling off the forehead often stop yawning.


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Sunday, January 11, 2009

How do you get your health questions answered, it makes a big difference where you look... Are you reading the bathrooms, stalls?

When you have a health issue you are concerned about, where do you do your research? I hear a lot of people tell me they search the Internet to find answers to there questions. I want to caution everyone that the Internet, as great as it is, is really nothing more than a huge bathroom stall. You will find profound writings there as well as useless and harmful information that could harm you in your quest for ideal health.

I do a ton of research every week, and I do it on the Internet. I use sources that I trust and I present real studies to all of you so you can make an intelligent choice in how you treat yourself and your family. I also filter out obvious biases where people have an agenda that may only be based on their dietary or medical preference, as opposed to what real research has shown us.

Instead of just using a search engine to research your questions, use good sources like Web MD for medical questions. And did you know you can search 4 years of my blogs to find relevant studies and findings on your health issues? Give it a try. The search feature is near the bottom of my main home page, cwiechert.com. You can search Google there as well as my HealthBlogger site and cwiechert.com.

Here is an example. I will search HealthBlogger for the phrase "vitamin D".
Click here for the results...

Or I can search cwiechert.com for the phrase "the ideal diet".
Click here for the results...

Just remember to ignore the sponsored ads and view the main search results. If you read a study and you want to know where to get a particular nutrient or supplement, just e-mail me at cww@cwiechert.com and ask me where to find it and what form is the best. I will send you a link to the best options out there, with the best quality and at the best affordable price.

Enjoy this week's articles... and remember, it's never too late to get younger.

cw



Vitamin E Shows Possible Promise In Easing Chronic Inflammation...
With up to half of a person’s body mass consisting of skeletal muscle, chronic inflammation of those muscles – which include those found in the limbs – can result in significant physical impairment. According to University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Kimberly Huey, past research has demonstrated that the antioxidant properties of Vitamin E may be associated with reduced expression of certain pro-inflammatory cytokines, in vitro, in various types of cells. Cytokines are regulatory proteins that function as intercellular communicators that assist the immune system in generating a response.


Low Thyroid Hormone Increases Risk of Death from Heart Attack by Seventy Percent ...
By taking natural thyroid hormone tablets to reduce the level of thyroid stimulating hormone to the low end of the normal range, men and women can reduce death from cardiovascular disease by 70 percent. This earthshaking finding far exceeds results from any drug intervention. The 70 percent is not a statistical manipulation based on relative numbers. It represents an absolute decrease in death.


Is Resveratrol the Fountain of Youth?...
There are a lot of great anti-aging and metabolism boosting nutrients: DHA, pantethine, acetyl-l-carnitine, carnosine, R-alpha lipoic acid, grape seed extracts – the list goes on and on. In fact, most nutrients help cells function better and thus live longer. So, why is resveratrol vying for the position as King of the anti-aging nutrients – with a potent fat-burning twist thrown in for good measure?


The Procyanidins of Red Wine and Their Anti-Aging Effect...
Moderate red wine drinkers have less incidence of heart disease than non-drinkers and now scientists are confirming a direct correlation between red wine and many powerful anti-aging benefits. Moderate consumption of some red wines may be a very effective way of improving your cardiovascular health as well as your lifespan. However, it is important to choose the correct red wine.


Selenium May Improve Heart Health...
Oxidative stress plays a key role in the progression of coronary artery disease (CAD). To defend arteries against the free radicals that cause oxidative stress, the body makes use of an antioxidant defense system that includes enzymes such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidases (GPxs). Furthermore, during in vivo animal studies, a form of glutathione peroxidase (GPx-1) has been reported to influence vascular function. During the in vitro study, researchers incubated human coronary artery endothelial cells with different doses of different selenium compounds, including sodium selenite and methylselenocysteine. The researchers discovered that both types of selenium cause an increase in the activity of GPx-1 protein, an enzyme important in antioxidant defense and cardiovascular protection, in a dose-dependent manner.


Study Shows Link Between Fat and Fructose...
The body converts fructose into fat much more rapidly than it does with other sugars, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas and published in the Journal of Nutrition.Researchers fed a series of three soft drinks in randomized order to four men and two women with an average body mass index of 24.3 and an average age of 28. One drink contained a 100 percent glucose sweetener, another a 50-50 mix of glucose and fructose, and the third a 25-75 glucose-fructose mix. The participants' blood triglyceride and fat synthesis levels were measured immediately after consumption.


Talcum powder as dangerous as asbestos ...
Back in 1973 the evidence about the dangers of talc prompted the FDA to think about steps to reduce the level of the asbestos-like fibers in cosmetic talc. The dangers are that talc is related to asbestos – a known carcinogen – and that the presence of talc particles is linked to tumors. However, the FDA did not regulate cosmetic talc even after 1993 when the National Toxicology Program reported that cosmetic talc, which had no fibers, was the cause of tumors in animals.
Now we have another study (published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention journal) that shows that women who use talcum powder around their genital areas are 40% more likely to develop ovarian cancer. The study led by Dr Maggie Gates of Harvard Medical School analyzed 3,000 women. The risk of ovarian cancer for those who used talcum powder once a week was found to be 36%, while those using it every day the risk went up to 41%.


Cancer Projected To Become Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide In 2010...
Despite the recent good news that cancer incidence and death rates for men and women in the United States continue to decline, cancer is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide in the year 2010, and low- and middle-income countries will feel the impact of higher cancer incidence and death rates more sharply than industrialized countries.


Potentially Universal Mechanism Of Aging Identified...
Researchers have uncovered what may be a universal cause of aging, one that applies to both single cell organisms such as yeast and multicellular organisms, including mammals. This is the first time that such an evolutionarily conserved aging mechanism has been identified between such diverse organisms.


Video - Men's & Women's Sexual Health Helped by L-Arginine...
There is an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase, or NOS. And NOS helps to stimulate and generate the production of nitric oxide where nitric oxide pulls nitrogen from L-arginine, which is circulating in the blood and it pulls an atom also of oxygen and these two atoms are put together to produce nitric oxide. So it’s the nitric oxide increase that produces an increase in vassal dilation, in blood circulation. And as there is an increased amount of blood suddenly flowing into all these micro vessels in response to the sexual stimulation—whether male or female—it heightens the sexual arousal experience that the individual is having.


Video - How Increased Sun Exposure Could Save Millions of Lives...
Breast cancer around the world is related to how much sun exposure women get.
It relates to how much vitamin D3 is in your blood.


Macadamia Nuts Taste Great And Keep You Heart Healthy ...
Think of the creamy rich taste of a macadamia nut. Consider its crunch. Many believe the macadamia to be the world’s finest nut. This may all sound really dreamy, but macadamias are full of fat, so they’re probably not good for you, right? Well, recent studies are finding that a diet rich in macadamia nuts reduces total cholesterol, including LDL-cholesterol, and favorably modulates risk factors for coronary disease in patients with high cholesterol levels.


Watch What You Put In That Sippy Cup, Experts Warn...
Juice boxes look harmless enough, with those kid-size, bendable straws and promises of 100 percent vitamin C. As healthy as juice seems, parents need to be wary of doling out too much to children, especially during the summer when kids need plenty of fluids to stay safe, a University of Florida expert says. Unlike water and low-fat milk, fruit juices and sodas are laden with fructose, a type of naturally occurring sugar that could trigger obesity in humans, said Richard Johnson, MD., the J. Robert Cade professor of nephrology in the UF College of Medicine.


Treatment Fails To Improve Common Form Of Heart Failure, Study Finds...
A medication used for high blood pressure does not improve a common form of heart failure, according to new results from a large, international study.
The findings are disappointing to researchers, who continue to study other medications in search of a successful treatment for the condition, which predominantly affects older individuals, particularly women.


Teens Girls Smoke Now, Pay Later With Larger Waistlines As Adults...
Remember the cool girls, huddled together in high school restrooms, puffing their cigarettes? Well, here’s consolation for the nerds in the crowd: Those teen smokers are more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to a new study from Finland.



Christopher Wiechert's Healthblogger is for educational or informational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose or provide treatment for any condition. If you have any concerns about your own health, you should always consult with a health care professional. If you decide to use this information on your own, it's your constitutional right, but I assume no responsibility. The views expressed on this website are those of the health professionals & scientists I list or my own opinions and are not intended to replace any medical advice you may require. The contents have not been approved by the Pharmaceutical Association, the American Medical Association, or the Food and Drug Administration. This website may present views diametrically opposed to the views of such organizations.

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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Somethings to consider for 2009

Did you gain some weight in 2008? Have you decided to go on a caloric restriction diet this year?
Don't... Diets don't work. If you are ready to initiate a Lifestyle Change Program then go ahead, but dieting just destroys your metabolism and you will gain all the weight back plus some more for extra measure. Add some exercise. Either join a gym if you need baby sitting or want to tone your body, or just walk an hour every day or two at least.

Have you decided to eat healthier this year? Please do. As you will see from this week's studies it can help you prevent many diseases. What type of diets are the best. Either the Hunter Gatherer, that I recommend, or the Mediterranean Diet are the best for long term health and wellness. Get rid of vegetable oils and start using Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Don't buy foods or drinks with High Fructose Corn Syrup or grains that are highly refined with little fiber or nutritional value.

Have you made the decision to quit smoking? Please do for you and everyone around you. It doesn't just affect your health, it affects those  around you, as well.

If you are a women and worried about bone health, don't take drugs like Fosamax, and don't just take calcium, it won't help. You need calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin K, boron, zinc, copper and manganese.

Have you made the decision to include a vitamin mineral supplement this year? I would highly recommend it. Get one that has therapeutic amounts of nutrients that are quality in nature. Cheap vitamins are worthless. Get one that includes phytonutrients like grape seed ext or Spirulina, and at least 1000 IU's to 4,000 IU's of vitamin D3, natural E, CoQ10, and if possible, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid. You have been told you can get eveything you need vitamin wise from food. Please read this week's study on vitamin B1. Mega doses of vitamins can reverse many diseases. Don't believe doctors who get only 8 hours of nutritional education over their 8 year medical program.
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High Fiber Diets Support Weight Loss...
Although the National Cancer Institute recommends a daily intake of 20-35 grams of fiber, most Americans consumer less than half that amount. By choosing fiber-rich foods you can improve your overall health and increase your weight loss results. Research at Tufts University in Boston shows people who eat more fiber consume less total calories and lose more weight than those who eat a diet deficient in fiber.


Sugar Can Be Addictive: Animal Studies Show Sugar Dependence...
A Princeton University scientist will present new evidence today demonstrating that sugar can be an addictive substance, wielding its power over the brains of lab animals in a manner similar to many drugs of abuse. Professor Bart Hoebel and his team in the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute have been studying signs of sugar addiction in rats for years. Until now, the rats under study have met two of the three elements of addiction. They have demonstrated a behavioral pattern of increased intake and then showed signs of withdrawal. His current experiments captured craving and relapse to complete the picture.


Vitamin B1 Could Reverse Early-stage Kidney Disease In Diabetes Patients...
Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered high doses of thiamine – vitamin B1 – can reverse the onset of early diabetic kidney disease. The team has discovered taking high oral doses of thiamine can dramatically decrease the excretion of albumin and reverse early stage kidney disease in type 2 diabetes patients.


Olive Oil Contains Natural Anti-inflammatory Agent...
A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Firmenich, Inc. Named oleocanthal by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, a pharmacological action shared by ibuprofen.


New Anti-cancer Components Of Extra-virgin Olive Oil Revealed...
Good quality extra-virgin olive oil contains health-relevant chemicals, ‘phytochemicals’, that can trigger cancer cell death. New research sheds more light on the suspected association between olive oil-rich Mediterranean diets and reductions in breast cancer risk.


Common Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Linked To Serious Jaw Necrosis...
Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable to devastating necrosis, according to a new report. Most doctors who have prescribed bisphosphonates have not told patients about any oral health risks associated with the use of the drugs, despite even short-term usage posing a risk due to the drug's tenacious 10-year half life in bone tissue. Lydia Macwilliams of Los Angeles said no one told her about the risk posed by her three years of Fosamax usage until she became a patient of Sedghizadeh at the School of Dentistry. "I was surprised," she said. "My doctor who prescribed the Fosamax didn't tell me about any possible problems with my teeth."


Grape-seed Extract Kills Laboratory Leukemia Cells, Proving Value Of Natural Compounds...
An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to the extract. "These results could have implications for the incorporation of agents such as grape seed extract into prevention or treatment of hematological malignancies and possibly other cancers," said the study's lead author, Xianglin Shi, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky.
"What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone, and this shows that grape seed extract fits into this category," he said.


Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks...
A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, a sign of just how serious a health threat secondhand smoke is, government researchers said Wednesday. The study, the longest-running of its kind, showed the rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent in the three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it's a clear sign the ban was responsible.
The study suggests that secondhand smoke may be a terrible and under-recognized cause of heart attack deaths in this country, said one of its authors, Terry Pechacek of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Broccoli Compound Targets Key Enzyme In Late-stage Cancer...
An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a University of California, Berkeley, study appearing Dec 3 in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.



Metabolic Danger of High-Fructose Corn Syrup...
Americans are being poisoned by a common additive present in a wide array of processed foods like soft drinks and salad dressings, commercially made cakes and cookies, and breakfast cereals and brand-name breads.
This commonplace additive silently increases our risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis.
The name of this toxic additive is high-fructose corn syrup. It is so ubiquitous in processed foods and so over-consumed by the average American that many experts believe our nation faces the prospect of an epidemic of metabolic disease in the future, related in significant degree to excess consumption of high-fructose corn syrup.


Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha-Lipoic Acid may be Fountain of Youth for the Brain ...
Throughout human history aging people have yearned for a magic elixir to help them turn back the clock and restore youth. It could be that this dream is about to come true. In a recent landmark study, old lab rats taking a mixture of acetyl L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid regained so much of their youth and vigor they "got up to do the Macarena", according to study director Bruce Ames.


Selenium May Prevent High Risk-bladder Cancer...
A study published in the December issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that selenium, a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats, may aid in the prevention of high-risk bladder cancer. Researchers from Dartmouth Medical School compared selenium levels in 767 individuals newly diagnosed with bladder cancer to the levels of 1,108 individuals from the general population. Findings showed an inverse association between selenium and bladder cancer among women, some smokers and those with p53 positive bladder cancer.


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