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Study Highlights Benefits of Prepackaged Weight Loss Program

Jenn Fusion | May 17th, 2013
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For years, Americans have been told that their diets are “not good enough.” Weight loss can’t be as easy as picking up a prepackaged meal from the store. For starters, there’s sodium, which increases blood pressure and causes water retention. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 75 percent of an average American’s daily sodium intake comes from processed and packaged items – “diet” or not. HelpGuide.org explains that prepackaged diet foods contain more refined ingredients, like white flour and sugar, which can… Read more »

Study Highlights Stress As Significant Risk Factor For Diabetes

Jenn Fusion | May 16th, 2013
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Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress, according to WebMD. Furthermore, it is estimated that 75 to 90 percent of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related complaints. Stress plays a role in everything from headaches, high blood pressure, and skin conditions, to asthma, depression, and diabetes. The cost of stress to society exceeds $300 billion annually. Stress causes dangerous physiological effects It’s no secret that stress kills. Mental duress triggers the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which has… Read more »

Labeling Mistakes on Herbal Sex Enhancement Drugs

Jacky Gale | May 15th, 2013
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Erectile dysfunction is a common problem among men, particularly those that are over the age of 40. Studies have suggested that 40 percent of men are affected by the age of 40, and nearly 70 percent of men over the age of 70 suffer erectile problems. Some men might find it difficult to talk to their doctors about erectile dysfunction, and they might choose over-the-counter herbal sex enhancement drugs instead. Other men who do not have erectile dysfunction might use these supplements in… Read more »

New Hormone May Change the Way Physicians Treat Diabetes

Ava Lawson | May 14th, 2013
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Metabolic diseases such as Type II diabetes affect some 26 million Americans, and are linked to increased risk for severe health issues including heart disease and stroke. New research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPS) may provide further treatment options for diabetes sufferers, as scientists have identified a hormone that controls how blood sugars are used by the body. The findings are published in the May 13 edition of the journal, Cell Metabolism. The research team discovered that when this… Read more »

New Weight Loss Pill Belviq May Be Available As Early as June 2013

Shay Morrigan | May 13th, 2013
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In June 2012, the FDA approved a new weight loss drug—their first in 13 years. Called “Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride)” and manufactured by Arena Pharmaceuticals, the pill was cleared for use in obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Arena could not release the pill on the market at that time, however, because the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had yet to complete their safety review. Now, according to Bloomberg, the DEA has also cleared Belviq for sale, which… Read more »