A single glass of red wine may be as effective at controlling blood sugar as standard diabetes drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria.
Diet soda sweetened with artificial sweeteners has been under the gun lately. Some say they are bad for you; others that they are harmless. (more…)
An inadequate amount of sleep has been associated with higher risks of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and death. Now colon cancer can be added to the list (see also Heart Disease). (more…)
Regular soda consumption significantly increases women’s risk of gout, according to a study conducted by researchers from Boston University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
On November 20th, the “prestigious” Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science (IOM) issued its eagerly awaited report on Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. According to the study brief, “Calcium and vitamin D are two essential nutrients long known for their role in bone health. But since 2000, the public has heard conflicting messages about other benefits of these nutrients — especially vitamin D — and also about how much calcium and vitamin D they need to be healthy.” And in fact, it was to help clarify this issue that the United States and Canadian governments asked the IOM to assess the current data on health outcomes associated with calcium and vitamin D, as well as update the nutrient reference values, known as Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs).