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2012-05-02 13:19:51

Obese people who consume increased amounts of fructose, a type of sugar that is found in particular in soft drinks and fruit juices, are at risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NFALD) and more its more severe forms, fatty inflammation and scarring. Now researchers at Duke University Medical Center believe they better understand what mechanism may account for fructose-related liver injury. Chronic fructose consumption in a diet puts people at risk for depleting their store of...

2012-05-02 13:18:13

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society´s (ACS´) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series focuses on adaptation of the ubiquitous personal glucose monitor, typically used to test blood sugar levels, for possible home use in testing for viruses and bacteria in human body fluids, food and other substances. Based on research by Yi Lu, Ph.D., and colleagues and reported in ACS´ journal Analytical Chemistry, the new podcast is available...

2012-04-12 23:01:34

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation that is staffed by a team of professional consumer advocates whose mission is to provide consumers with information regarding the potential dangers of certain prescription medications via free online informational resources, hereby alerts the public of an FDA announcement that its decision regarding whether or not to approve the topiramate-containing obesity medication Qnexa will not be made on April 17. Instead, the agency will make...

2012-04-03 05:31:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It is a known fact that sugar found in food is bad for teeth and the waistline, but now another sugar produced in the body's cells is implicated as a health hazard and blocking it may bring benefits that include treating cancer and improving long-term memory in older people. The sugar is not table sugar, it is a substance produced in the body's cells that qualify as sugars because of its chemical standing. Its name is "oh-glick-nack," O-linked beta-N-acetyl...

2012-03-28 09:05:27

Just as the familiar sugar in food can be bad for the teeth and waistline, another sugar has been implicated as a health menace and blocking its action may have benefits that include improving long-term memory in older people and treating cancer. Progress toward finding such a blocker for the sugar – with the appropriately malicious-sounding name "oh-glick-nack" – was the topic of a report here today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical...

2012-03-12 07:00:00

The Consumer Justice Foundation, a for-profit corporation that is staffed by professional consumer advocates who provide free online informational resources regarding certain prescription medications at the URL of http://www.topamaxbirthinjury.com, hereby alerts the public that a panel of FDA advisers has voted to back the approval of Qnexa, an obesity drug that contains Topamax, despite a rejection of this medication by the FDA in 2010 based on concerns of Topamax-related birth defects. The...


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