Posted byon Tue, 11 Jun 13 10:16
Heralded as the ‘darlings of diabetes treatment’ a new class of diabetes drugs, called incretin mimetics, commonly known as GLP-1 agonists, have been strongly linked to doubling the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a report out this week in the British Medical Journal, and Channel 4 Dispatches programme last night.
Posted byon Tue, 04 Jun 13 10:59
Muscle and brain cells have two modes of operation, much like a hybrid car. The default mode runs off glucose. The back-up mode runs on ketones, derived from high protein and fat diets, or by burning fat reserves for instant energy. This ‘back-up’ system is akin to ‘hunter’ mode when our ancestors would have been on the prowl for something to eat.
Posted byon Fri, 24 May 13 10:33
One of the biggest lies in medicine today is that your disease is caused by genes. A fraction of the risk for cancer, Alzheimer’s or obesity is down to genes. For example, only 1% of Alzheimer’s can be attributed to genes. About 15% of the risk for breast cancer is inherited – and not all that inheritance is genetic. But now a company, Myriad Genetics, have found a way to own your genes and make money from them and Angelina Jolie’s PR is helping them make millions.
Posted byon Tue, 21 May 13 11:38
Ground-breaking research from Oxford University is published today (21st May), in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showing that inexpensive B vitamins stopped shrinkage in the area of the brain that defines Alzheimer’s disease