Archive for February, 2009 – A newly released joint guideline produced by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Urological Association (AUA) recommends that healthy men who are screened regularly for prostate cancer and show no symptoms of the disease should talk to their doctors about using a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5-ARI) to prevent the […] – Research by kinesiology investigator Dustin Hittel, PhD, has proven that muscle in extremely obese individuals produces large amounts of a protein called myostatin, which normally inhibits muscle growth – suggesting that for Type 2 diabetics, and the very obese, the task of getting healthy may be more difficult than initially thought. It has […]

A clinical finding called the obesity paradox may have led to a new first line treatment for heart attacks. Although obese people are more apt to suffer from inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, they are also more likely to survive a major attack caused by one of those conditions. University of […] – Long-term use of beta carotene and other carotenoids – lutein and retinol – in dietary supplements may increase the risk of lung cancer among smokers, according to a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers. The study, which also examined use of retinol, vitamin A, lycopene and lutein, appears in […]

The American Thyroid Association has recommended that all pregnant and breastfeeding women in the U.S. should take daily supplements containing 150 mcg iodine. However, a study conducted by researchers at Boston University Medical Center has found that only 51 percent of U.S. prenatal multivitamins contain iodine. “Normal thyroid function in fetuses and breast-fed infants, which […]

According to Dr. George Bray’s latest findings, people wanting to lose weight can choose one of a variety of diets – they all worked. The key is to create or choose a heart-healthy diet that reduces calorie intake. Whether high or low fat, protein or carbohydrate, all diets studied by Dr. Bray and his colleagues […]