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2012-02-28 11:37:53

A group of scientists from across the world have come together in a just-published study that provides new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes. In this study which was performed in lab animals, researchers found that fructose can be metabolized by an enzyme that exists in two forms. One form appears to be responsible for causing how fructose causes fatty liver, obesity, and insulin resistance. The other form may actually protect...

Trio Of Anti-Obesity Drugs Pursuing Second Attempt At FDA Approval
2012-02-25 06:30:59

The makers of three previously rejected weight loss drugs have resubmitted their products to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval, with each hoping to become the first new prescription anti-obesity drug to be approved in the U.S. in 13 years. As previously reported here on RedOrbit.com, one of those three drugs, Qnexa, received approval from a panel of FDA advisors on Thursday by a 20-2 margin. That verdict placed Qnexa, a combination of the appetite suppressant...

Studies Indicate Fructose Not Responsible For Weight Gain
2012-02-21 09:14:33

According to a new study released this week, people who consumed a bit of extra fructose baked into breads or sprinkled into drinks did not gain additional weight compared to those who had other types of carbohydrates instead as long as they ate the same number of total calories. However, when study participants supplemented a standard diet with a dash of extra calories in the form of straight fructose, they did gain weight, reports Reuters´ Genevra Pittman. John Sievenpiper, MD,...

2012-02-20 23:25:00

Liquid Health Inc., introduces K9 Glucosamine for Dogs. The easy to administer joint aid is increasing an animal´s mobility over a lifetime and assists in health and wellness. Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Liquid Health Inc. is a vitamin supplement company particularly for animals that creates products in liquid form for ease of use, reliability and simplicity. The new K9 Glucosamine for dogs is utilized to repair and strengthen the joints of four legged friends. This is the...

2012-02-16 14:51:00

Sugars give rise to enormous biochemical interest given the importance and diversity of the functions they carry out: they act as an energy storage system and serve as fuel for a number of biological systems; they form part of DNA and of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and, moreover, play a key role in cell processes. Recently interest in sugars has also been increasingly attracting the attention of cosmochemistry, more concretely, in the search for the fundamental matter of the origin of life in...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

Liquid Health, Inc. a California based liquid vitamin wholesaler offers glucosamine products for dogs, cats, and horses. Pets need good nutrition just like their owners do. Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Liquid Health has garnered an “A” grade from NASC (National Animal Supplement Council) for the quality of its pet supplements. The company now supplies glucosamine for dogs which are food supplements in liquid form, scientifically proven to absorb more easily and...

2012-02-06 22:38:00

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover taste receptors in pancreatic beta cells that can sense fructose and stimulate insulin secretion Taste receptors on the tongue help us distinguish between safe food and food that's spoiled or toxic. But taste receptors are now being found in other organs, too. In a study published online the week of February 6 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham)...

2012-01-24 10:45:42

With growing concern that excessive levels of fructose may pose a great health risk — causing high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes — researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, along with their colleagues at the University of Florida, set out to see if two common sweeteners in western diets differ in their effects on the body in the first few hours after ingestion. The study, recently published in the journal Metabolism, took a closer look at high...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'