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It’s All About the Insulin

Posted by wmagnus On June - 21 - 2010Comments Off on It’s All About the Insulin

Under blue skies and enjoying cool ocean breezes in San Diego, CA, the Endocrine Society is currently holding their annual gathering, ENDO, and mulling over the latest research. This year most of the talk is about insulin, insulin resistance and weight control. New studies are being reviewed daily, including one funded by none other than Jenny Craig. Read the rest of this entry »

Women, Diabetes, and Cancer

Posted by bmagnus On June - 11 - 2010Comments Off on Women, Diabetes, and Cancer

As the obesity epidemic continues to spread, costing more and more money for Americans, Type 2 Diabetes has become more common as well. Obesity is the number one risk factor for Type 2 Diabetes, so this is no surprise. What is still becoming clear is that both obesity and diabetes change your risk of cancer.

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Sleep, or Die!

Posted by bmagnus On May - 5 - 2010Comments Off on Sleep, or Die!

Research and MLM Supplements

Posted by wmagnus On May - 3 - 2010Comments Off on Research and MLM Supplements

Multilevel marketing (MLM) is rampant in the fitness and health fields. It’s everywhere from promotion of supplements to exercise programs and more. While some of them are excellent as our reviews here reflect many if not most of them are dubious at best. That’s why it’s always a present surprise to find a study that affirms that an existing MLM product not only works but does so much more than the marketing people thought to mention.

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New Guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy

Posted by wmagnus On February - 22 - 2010Comments Off on New Guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy

One of the great things about medicine is that experts tend to gather together into groups, like say: The North American Menopause Society. This organization of nurses, nurse midwifes, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, and psychologists is on a mission. That mission is the best possible management of menopause for women as they age. The new issue of their descriptively titled journal, Menopause, contains their position statement on hormone replacement therapy. When I started medical school every woman who complained of an end to her periods and “hot flashes” got hormone therapy. It’s more complicated now. Read the rest of this entry »