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  • Here Are the States with the Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

    12/02/2016 8:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    LIVESCIENCE ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachael Rettner
    Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common. In the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 176,000 Americans in all 50 states in 2015. The participants were asked whether they had ever been diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. The three states with the lowest rates of diabetes were Utah, Rhode Island and Colorado. In these states, 7.5 to 8 percent of the survey participants said they had diabetes. In contrast, Alabama and West Virginia had the highest rates...
  • Platypus (And Echidna) Venom Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes, Adelaide Researchers Find

    11/30/2016 8:15:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/30
    A longer-lasting form of a hormone found in platypus venom could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. Key points: A longer lasting version of GLP-1 has been found in the gut and venom of the platypus GLP-1 stimulates the release of insulin to lower blood glucose Researchers hope the venom could be used to treat type 2 diabetes in humans The team found both the platypus and echidna produce a long-lasting form of the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 is normally secreted in the gut of...
  • Doctor: Treatment Using Maggots Saves Lives, Limbs and Money

    11/19/2016 8:13:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    KHOU ^ | November 11, 2016 | Shern-Min Chow,
    Sometimes ancient remedies are the best, even if they make you a little squeamish. Maggots are being used again but in a new way: to save lives, limbs and money. Some doctors think the larvae could revolutionize wound care, which costs $10 to 15 billion a year in the U.S. It’s a problem that will grow, with our growing diabetes population. On the Ca-Hil farm out in the small town of Wild Peach in Brazoria County, it is another day. Owner Randy Harang is prepping the fields to bale hay, but for the 59-year-old, it is not just business as...
  • New Inhaled Insulin Drug Helps People With Diabetes

    11/14/2016 5:31:24 PM PST · by ncfool · 12 replies
    CBS TV Philadelphia ^ | November 14, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    New Inhaled Insulin Drug Helps People With Diabetes PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. More than 400 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015 and this number is expected to increase to around 642 million or one in ten adults by 2040. One in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed. Daniele Hargendader makes sure to stay fit as a personal trainer. She often works out in Pennypack Park. Daniele also has Type...
  • Google Doodle For Sir Frederick Banting: Why Chemistry Is Part Of Insulin's Story

    11/14/2016 1:17:23 PM PST · by posterchild · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Carmen Drahl
    Today’s Google Doodle honors the 125th birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the first person to use insulin to treat people with diabetes. That achievement garnered Banting a share of the 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Most folks know that insulin is a lifesaving treatment, but fewer know how it works. I wouldn’t be writing about it if chemistry weren’t involved in the story, of course. So let’s dive in. Insulin is a natural protein that regulates energy consumption and blood sugar levels in the body. When a person develops Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin. Nowadays...
  • Diabetes cases ROCKET by 75 per cent: <br>Number of adults with disease rises by 1.5million (UK)

    11/14/2016 6:38:33 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    express.uk ^ | 11/14/16 | Giles Sheldrick
    Data shows the number of adults with the disease has risen by 1.5 million in the past ten years, with GPs now reporting 3.6 million patients aged 17 and older on their records. There has been an increase of 137,000 in the past year alone – largely due to an explosion in cases of Type 2 diabetes. Experts warn that the debilitating condition is now reaching crisis proportions. Every day in the UK, 65 people die prematurely from diabetes while hundreds more battle lifechanging complications
  • First 'Artificial Pancreas' for Type 1 Diabetes Automated in

    10/02/2016 1:45:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WebMD ^ | WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 | Serena Gordon
    Automated insulin delivery system will ease some of the burden of living with the condition "This first-of-its-kind technology can provide people with type 1 diabetes greater freedom to live their lives without having to consistently and manually monitor baseline glucose levels and administer insulin," Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in an agency news release. The device -- Medtronic's MiniMed 670G -- is what's known as a hybrid closed-loop system. That means it monitors blood sugar and then delivers necessary background (also known as basal) insulin doses. The device will also shut...
  • Your best diet might depend on your genetics

    07/16/2016 2:02:28 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 07/13/16 | Genetics Society of America
    If you've ever seen a friend have good results from a diet but then not been able to match those results yourself, you may not be surprised by new findings in mice that show that diet response is highly individualized. "There is an overgeneralization of health benefits or risks tied to certain diets," said William Barrington, Ph.D., a researcher from North Carolina State University who conducted this work in the laboratory of David Threadgill, Ph.D., at Texas A&M University. "Our study showed that the impact of the diet is likely dependent on the genetic composition of the individual eating the...
  • Dogs Can Sniff Out Diabetes in People, Now We Know How

    06/28/2016 12:27:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Nature World News ^ | Jun 28, 2016 | John Rosca
    Dogs have the ability to sense when a human with Type I diabetes suffers a low blood sugar episode, and scientists have discovered how they are able to do this. When a diabetic is experiencing a drop in blood sugar levels, this produces a chemical that dogs are able to smell. This can alert a dog to the onset of hypoglycemia. Many families with diabetic children have begun taking in medical alert service dogs to help monitor their children's symptoms. Speaking to the Toronto Sun, an Alliston, Ontario family discussed the benefits of having Amy, a Diabetic Alert Dog, to...
  • Don't make him angry... you won't like him when he's angry! The incredible Iranian 'Hulk'

    06/24/2016 3:09:23 PM PDT · by Callahan · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/23/16 | Sarah Dean
    A huge weightlifter has been dubbed the Iranian Hulk after astounding social media with his sheer physical size. Sajad Gharibi, 24, from Iran, is said to weigh almost 24 and a half stone and almost all of it is muscle. The giant man with a fierce expression has a following of over 59,000 followers on Instagram where he posts about what he does best - weightlifting.
  • Diabetes patients could benefit from Kamut-khorasan wheat finds study

    06/20/2016 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.bakeryandsnacks.com ^ | 15 Feb 2016 | Vince Bamford
    Replacing modern wheat with ancient grain khorasan can benefit consumers with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
  • Finely tuned electrical fields give wound healing a jolt

    06/07/2016 12:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | June 2, 2016 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
    A new research report appearing in the June 2016 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, opens up the possibility that small electrical currents might activate certain immune cells to jumpstart or speed wound healing. This discovery, made by a team of scientists from the United Kingdom, may be of particular interest to those with illnesses that may cause wounds to heal slowly or not at all. "In some instances, such as diabetes, the body's ability to heal is compromised and wounds can become infected. In instances where there is a lack of macrophages present, the application of 'synthetic' electric...
  • What happens when you actually click on one of those “One Weird Trick” ads? [2013]

    05/24/2016 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | July 30, 2013 | Alex Kaufman
    You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads ... [Snip]
  • Man gets cup from St. Augustine Starbucks that says 'DIABETES HERE I COME' on label

    04/12/2016 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    actionnewsjax.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kaitlyn Chana, Action News Jax
    T. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Some need a pick me-up in the early mornings. Many people head to Starbucks for their dose of caffeine. However, one customer received an unexpected comment on their coffee cup label: “DIABETES HERE I COME.” That's the message printed on a grande cup of white mocha served to a customer at the Palencia Starbucks. A photo of the message on the cup was shared with Action News Jax on Facebook. “That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head, and I was taken aback,” said the Starbucks customer.
  • Man 'taken aback' by message on Starbucks cup label

    04/09/2016 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 99 replies
    WFTV ^ | 4/9/16
    <p>One customer received an unexpected comment on their Starbucks coffee cup label.</p> <p>When an order for a a grande cup of white chocolate mocha came with the message, “Diabetes here I come,” one customer said he was taken aback.</p> <p>“That first word just automatically brought the picture of both sisters in my head,” said the Starbucks customer.</p>
  • First Patient in Diabetes Trial is now Diabetes-Free

    03/25/2016 2:35:02 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 33 replies
    True Activist ^ | 3/16/16 | Brianna Acuesta
    In a new clinical trial to observe a new method of injecting islet cells into a patient with Type 1 diabetes, doctors from the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute have confirmed that their first trial patient no longer needs insulin therapy. Wendy Peacock, their first patient, has been giving herself insulin injections and following a strict daily schedule to take care of her diabetes since she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 17. Now 43, Peacock has undergone the surgery in this new trial and no longer needs injections because her body is producing insulin naturally. Since the...
  • AP NEWSBREAK: SCALIA SUFFERED FROM MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS

    02/23/2016 2:26:43 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 23, 2016 | DAVID WARREN
    DALLAS (AP) -- A letter from the Supreme Court's doctor says Antonin Scalia suffered from coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, among other ailments that probably contributed to the justice's sudden death. Presidio County District Attorney Rod Ponton cited the letter Tuesday, when he told The Associated Press there was nothing suspicious about the Feb. 13 death of the 79-year-old jurist. He said the long list of health problems made an autopsy unnecessary.
  • New study says Paleo diet 'unhealthy and fattening' angering ardent devotees

    02/20/2016 7:56:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:18AM GMT 19 Feb 2016 | Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
    The paleo diet could lead to rapid weight gain and increased susceptibility to diabetes, a new study has found, but the findings were attacked as "comic" by devotees of the caveman-style diet. Warning the public to avoid "putting faith in so-called fad diets", researchers at Melbourne University said the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet had been tested on mice for just eight weeks and found to cause weight gains of 15 percent and health complications. [...] The study was published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. But the findings were disregarded by fans of the diet, including celebrity chef Pete Evans, who...
  • '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 · 40 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 compounds—and 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...