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Breast Cancer More Likely in Post-Menopausal Women With High Insulin Levels
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2009
Obesity is known to increase the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but the reason for this has remained greatly unknown. A recent study has found that in postmenopausal women, high insulin levels greatly increased breast cancer incidence, and it's speculated that obesity might be a leading contributor to high insulin levels.

Cardiovascular Mortality Equally Likely for Diabetics as for CVD Patients
Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been closely linked in several respects, but little solid quantification of the risk diabetes poses to cardiovascular mortality has been achieved. A recent study has made a profound discovery, that in the long-term, mortality due to cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes), is equally likely for diabetics with no previous cardiovascular disease history, as it is for individuals with known cardiovascular disease (and non-diabetic). The study was conducted solely on males, but the results are suspected to extend to both sexes.

Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Elderly Brain Activity
Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, both in diabetics and non-diabetics, plays a significant role in "cognitive aging," according to a Columbia University study. The researchers found that mental events in elderly individuals, such as the famed "senior moment," are associated in many cases with irregular blood sugar levels, and could potentially be avoided with proper exercise.

Worms Might Hold Secret to Weight Loss
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008
Obesity is an incredibly serious global problem, being linked to numerous deadly diseases, including diabetes. Awareness campaigns, novel treatments, fad and medically accepted diets, and more, have all tried to curtail the obesity epidemic. According to McGill researchers, however, the key to fighting obesity might be inside of some special worms.

Brain Enzyme Helps Control Food Regulation
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008
A hypothalamus based enzyme has recently been shown to be "nutrient sensitive." Researchers found that the enzyme SK6, when highly active, helps control appetite and weight gain.

Lower Carbs Leads to Diminished Brain Function
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2008
A new study out of Tufts University has uncovered a major drawback to "low-carb diets," which have garnered a large contingency over the past decade. The study revealed that low-carb diets induce decreased cognitive ability, especially memory.

Fatty Liver More Risky than Apple Shape
Posted: Friday, December 05, 2008
It's long been accepted that overweight individuals with higher proportions of fat in the gut, as apposed to the lower body, are more at risk for conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. A new study has found, however, that excess liver fat is the most indicative of future health risks, with outer fat proportions taking a back-seat in riskiness.

Protein Responds to Fat, But Not in Fat People
Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
A protein produced in the liver has been found to appear in direct response to the consumption of fatty foods, preparing the body for the fats arrival. The same study showed, however, that obese individuals often lack normal levels of this protein, suggesting that the discovery of this protein's mechanism could lead to novel ways for treating the well-documented obesity epidemic.

The Banning of Fast Food Ads: Reducing Child Obesity, Stifling Capitalism?
Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Obesity is an epidemic, and its rapid rise has closely coincided with the growth of the so-called "fast-food culture." It's been hotly debated for many years whether fast food advertisements, which are primarily aimed at children in the United States, are in large part responsible for rising obesity levels. A new study, the most comprehensive of its kind, has concluded that indeed this form of advertising plays an enormous role in obesity numbers, especially in children.

Cherries Reduce Body Fat, Might Prevent Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tart cherries might start to play a role in heart disease prevention, based on recent research further supporting their abilities. Consuming tart cherries was observed to reduce body fat, one of the leading risk factors for heart disease.

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