Archive for November, 2007

JAMA / Archives – Eating foods high on the glycemic index – an index which measures the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels – may be associated with the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in Chinese women and in African-American women, according to two studies in the November 26, 2007 issue of Archives […]

Newswise — Patients undergoing major, non-cardiac surgery have a one percent risk of developing kidney failure, and those who do have kidney damage are at increased risk of death within a month after their operation. Even worse, those with extra risk factors can carry more than a four percent risk for acute renal failure from […]

Self-esteem inversely correlated with materialism in youth. University of Minnesota — Peer pressure, targeted marketing campaigns and bad parenting have all been blamed for increasing materialism in children. Until now, there has been little evidence showing when this drive for material goods emerges in kids and what really causes it. In one of the first […]

A recent issue of the Journal of Hepatology reports on over 14 cases of acute hepatotoxicity in users of Herbalife dietary supplements in Israel and Switzerland. At least one of these cases required a liver transplant. The researchers found it difficult to interpret the findings as they could not ascertain the exact composition of the […] — New research into lifelong alcohol consumption reveals that heavy binge drinking by adolescents and young adults is associated with increased long-term risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic disorders. The risk is lower in people who start drinking alcohol later in life and maintain more moderate drinking […]

Portly beer belly portends metabolic misfortune more than BMI. BioMed Central – Even in apparently healthy Japanese men, visceral fat accumulation in the abdomen has now been correlated with much higher inflammatory markers hs-CRP and IL-6, and significantly lower adiponectin levels. These new findings now put abdominal fat in center stage in the search for […]