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A study has identified a key player in the body's ability to respond to insulin action in the brain by ratcheting down the export of blood sugar from the liver. The findings point to a potential new ...


Researchers from the Carnegie Institution and the University of Pennsylvania have found a specific gene that could be responsible for such conditions; when the gene is disrupted, so is the ability to ...


Osteoporosis will affect one in three women over 50 and one in five men over 50. And as the elderly population grows worldwide, by 2050 the number of women and men that will suffer from osteoporosis- ...


Independent studies of patients in Belgium, Canada, and Germany confirm that there is a major gap in treating patients with osteoporosis, despite the availability of a wide range of drugs, supplements ...


There is a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer in Asia where people smoke heavily, which may be accounted for by high consumption of tea, particularly green tea. "We do not yet hav ...


Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that a new osteoporosis drug, called Teriparatide ( Forteo ), is not cost-effective compared with the most commonly prescribed oste ...


A study has found that men with low estrogen levels have an increased risk for future hip fracture, and those with both low estrogen and low testosterone levels have the greatest risk. The study, ...


A Phase III trial has evaluated the safety and efficacy of Risedronate ( Actonel ) for male osteoporosis. In the trial, patients treated with Risedronate experienced a statistically significant 4. ...


Data from five previous clinical trials, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggest that both low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets appear to be effective for weight loss up to one year, but ...


Use of the weight-loss medication Rimonabant ( Acomplia ) produced modest yet sustained weight loss after 2 years, and improved HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Approximately two-thirds of ...


Women's Health Initiative ( WHI ) found that taking Calcium and Vitamin D slightly decreased the risk of hip fractures in older women, but not the risk for other types of fractures or for colorectal ...


The results of a major clinical trial, part of the Women’s Health Initiative ( WHI ) found that calcium and vitamin D supplements in healthy postmenopausal women provide a modest benefit in preservin ...


A research at Wake Forest University School of Medicine has found that obesity, long known as a cause of type II diabetes, may accelerate the onset of type 1 diabetes in some – but not all – groups o ...


In a study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University ( HNRCA ) found that consuming a di ...


A study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin has found that women who most need bone density testing to determine if they have osteoporosis are the least likely to get it. They are old ...