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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.

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.

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.

Common Potato Chip and French Fry Component Linked to Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009
It's no secret that potato chips and french fries are often high in fat, and generally not good for one's health. A recent study has provided further reason to limit the intake of these foods, with the discovery that acrylamide, a chemical found in relative abundance in chips and fries, directly increases the risk of heart disease.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Antioxidants Help Fight Against Breast Cancer
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009
Certain antioxidants within extra virgin olive oil may contain properties that help fight against breast cancer, according to a recently published study.

Black Raspberries Help Prevent Throat Cancer
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009
A recent study has found that certain chemical compounds found within black raspberries help prevent the growth of cancerous cells within the esophagus of rats.

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.

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.

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