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Chili Pepper Component Relieves Pain
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Contrary to standard reactions of heat or discomfort, a team of researchers has found direct evidence that chili peppers may have anti-pain properties. Specifically it was found that capsaicin, a particular component found in chili peppers, helps reduce pain by binding to the lipid PIP2.

Drinking Two-Plus Cans of Pop Daily Doubles The Risk for Early Kidney Disease by 50%
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Women and not men, who drink two or more cans of regular, not diet soda pop per day are nearly twice as likely to show early signs of kidney disease, a recent study has found.

Medicare OKs Bariatric Surgery As Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, announced last week a clarification in its policy for Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery as a treatment for certain beneficiaries with type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes.

Which Bariatric Surgery for Which Type 2 Patient? It Matters!
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The 2 major types of bariatric procedures for obese patients — bypass surgery and restrictive surgery — have different effects on gut hormone secretion, and thus on insulin secretion and sensitivity. These effects should be considered when choosing a surgical approach for severely obese patients with type 2 diabetes and when managing their diabetes postsurgery.

Daily Consumption of DIET Soda Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes By 67%
Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Drinking diet soda at least daily is associated with significantly greater risks for select incident components of the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and type 2 diabetes, according to the results of an observational study.

Fast Food Restaurants Linked to Overall Community Stroke Incidence
Posted: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Fast food restaurants, the common enemy of nearly all health conscious individuals and organizations, has recently been linked on a macro-scale, to strokes. According to a recent study, the number of fast food restaurants in a neighborhood, is directly linked to the number of strokes within that community, though the exact reason is unknown.

Omega-3 Helps Protect The Liver and Increase Insulin Tolerance in Obese
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Omega-3 fatty acids help protect the liver against obesity related damage, primarily caused by insulin resistance. The recent study further supports past research that suggests omega-3 fatty acids should become more prominent in general daily diets, but especially for obese individuals.

Eggs Linked To Increased Diabetes Risk
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
In a long-term study of 57,000 U.S. adults, researchers found that those who ate an egg a day were 58 percent to 77 percent more likely than non-egg-eaters to develop type 2 diabetes.

Eggs Provide Energy, Muscle Strength and Appetite Control
Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
A recent meta-analysis of more than two dozen protein studies, has concluded that the "high-quality" proteins found within eggs, have unique and profound benefits for active individuals.

Warnings About Popular Energy Drinks
Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009
Energy drinks, such as Red Bull, have been increasing in popularity in recent years, especially amongst young individuals. The popularity extends across professional, athletic, and social environments, and has led recent study author Dr. Stéphanie Côté to state that "energy drinks are the coffee of a new generation."

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