Category archives for Obesity

Super Size My Arteries

Yes, thirty days of McDonald’s meals causes weight gain, even heart palpitations. But what happens to your arteries?

Science Is Stupid, And Getting High

Ridue‘s Flickr photostream. This is not an endorsement for use of marijuana. I’ve always known that scientists and the news media don’t get along so well, but this is a bit much.

Billion Dollar Gila Monster Spit?

Source. This venomous lizard, Heloderma suspectum, harbors a billion dollar secret: a special protein in his saliva and tail. That protein, exenatide, is highly effective in treatment for type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes: Red Wine or a Pill? You choose.

Source. Prescription medications for the management of type 2 diabetes, while effective for many patients, have been fraught with side effects including weight gain that can make the disease worse given its link with obesity. Would it be possible to replace the pill with natural alternatives?

NBC’s “Biggest Loser” has become a phenomenon, with over 10 million regular viewers. There is no doubt that this show delivers dramatic entertainment. Sagas about victory of the human spirit, against all odds, are timeless. With the final four contestants being featured next week, I would like you to consider the message that this show…