Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Required Reading.....

Report: Marathons cause heart damage - LiveScience

"We know that regular exercise reduces cardiovascular risk by a factor of two or three in the long run, but while we're doing vigorous exercise such as marathon running, our cardiac risk increases by seven,"

Why your desk job is slowly killing you - Men'sHealth

"A person may hit the gym every day, but if he's sitting a good deal of the rest of the time, he's probably not leading an overall active life,"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More Leptin Magic......

Brain Might Be Key to Leptin's Actions Against Type 1 Diabetes, Researchers Find - ScienceDaily.com

"...research by Dr. Roger Unger, professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern, has shown that subcutaneous administration of leptin, a hormone produced by the body's fat cells, can restore terminally ill rodents with type 1 diabetes to full health. The underlying cellular mechanisms that caused that effect, however, have been unclear."

Friday, October 8, 2010