Magnesium Needed to Help Correct Insulin Resistance

Monday, October 25, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Magnesium deficiency is pervasive in America. And so is type 2 diabetes.  I recently reported on this in an article titled Magnesium Intake Linked to Diabetes Risk.  Several more studies add further emphasis to the importance of magnesium in maintaining proper blood sugar health.


Fracture Risk for Older Men Related to Metabolic Syndrome

Sunday, October 24, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

If you want to live to be over 100 and be healthy then it is worth knowing that common findings are good bone health and no insulin resistance.  On the other hand, a new study of men over the age of 70 links their risk of fracture to having the metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance and an expanded waistline.)


Insulin Resistance Linked to Alzheimer ’s Disease

Saturday, October 23, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

There is nothing quite like an autopsy to help prove a point.  Japanese researchers have provided clear evidence that the common problem of insulin resistance leads to increased levels of plaque brain tangles in Alzheimer’s patients.


Corporate Obesity Conundrum:  The Sword Cuts Both Ways

Friday, October 22, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

One new study says overweight people are significantly less productive.  Another study says that sedentary jobs are making people fat.  What is a company to do?


Pollution Worsens Obesity Epidemic

Wednesday, October 20, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A new study shows that fetal and early life exposure to environmental toxins, oftentimes consumed by the mother as part of her diet, are adequate to induce excess fat storage in a baby.  While there are numerous studies demonstrating how pollution interferes with metabolism, this study enables me to explain a slightly different point:  your body will form fat as a defense mechanism against being poisoned by toxins.


Lack of Sleep Undermines Weight Loss Efforts

Sunday, October 10, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

If you are short on sleep and are trying to lose weight it may cut your results by 55%, as demonstrated by a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Obesity Driving Epidemic of Arthritis

Saturday, October 09, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Our government now reports that 1 in 5 adults have arthritis, a problem fueled by the large number of overweight and obese Americans.  The cost is 128 billion dollars per year, not to mention that arthritis is also the leading cause of disability which additionally results in lost productivity.


Lose Weight to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Wednesday, October 06, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Many will be out in pink to raise money and awareness for this important health issue.  Much of that funding will go towards drug-related research which continues to not make significant progress on the issue.  In reality, there are many health issues that impact breast cancer risk and being overweight is at the top.


Calcium Intake Boosts Weight Loss Efforts

Monday, October 04, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Calcium as a weight loss nutrient is hotly debated, with some studies showing benefit and others not showing benefit.  A new study helps place the argument in proper perspective and clearly shows that a higher intake of calcium is supportive of weight loss efforts.