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Vitamin I.V. the Energy Cocktail

Posted June 28, 2013

People are tired and seeking the quick fix is heading to private clinics for a vitamin I.V. infusions to help boost their energy levels. Stars such as Madonna, Rihanna, Simon Cowell, and Cindy Crawford all go for weekly vitamin bags. This has be named the “party girl” drip, named because of a photo of Rihanna with an IV in her arm supposedly after a long night of partying. Is an infusion directly into the blood better than taking vitamins by mouth?

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Fish Oil and Exercise May Reduce Insulin Resistance in Viscerally Obese Men

Posted April 30, 2012

The effects of fish oil, exercise and fish oil and exercise in combination on fasting and postprandial chylomicron metabolism were tested in this single blind study.

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Got insulin resistance? Vitamin d supplements can help

Posted April 30, 2012

A new trial reported in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that taking vitamin D supplements may help improve insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity. The study led by P.R. von Hurst and colleagues of Massey University in Auckland Australia found that in a group of women increasing the average serum level of vitamin D from 21 to 75 nmol/L drastically improved insulin sensitivity and reduced insulin resistance.

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Mediterranean Diet Tied to Better Fertility

Posted April 30, 2012

Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diethigh in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grainsare less likely to have trouble getting pregnant, hints a new study from Spain. The findings add to a growing body of evidence linking the Mediterranean diet to all kinds of health effects, including lower risks of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

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Vitamin D may delay progression of clinical diabetes

Posted April 30, 2012

Diabetes mellitus type 2, or adult-onset diabetes, is epidemic, according to the CDC. It is a disease of high blood sugar with insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. Insulin resistance is what it sounds like. The cells are resistant to the action of insulin, and insulin resistance often leads to adult diabetes. However, adult diabetes is no longer a useful term. Since the sun-scare, adult-onset diabetes is often diagnosed in children. Frequently, but not always, it is a disease of the obese. Exercise and diet helps.

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Link Between Low Vitamin D Levels And Higher Degrees Of Insulin Resistance

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study of obese and non-obese children found that low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children and are associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes. This study was accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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