Sustitutos del azúcar ¿un arma de doble filo?

Un estudio publicado por la revista Nature (en inglés), pone en duda la función de los edulcorantes artificiales. Sí, esos de sobrecitos de colores; los mismos con los que endulzas el café y hasta tus postres favoritos. Resulta que la investigación revela que estos aditivos artificiales podrían provocar intolerancia a la glucosa, debido a que alteran la microbiota intestinal en algunos individuos. “Se ha demostrado que este enorme y poco comprendido mundo microbiano que reside dentro de cada uno de …

Wake Up and Go to Sleep

I have just returned from an all-night study of my sleep habits that should have been called an all-night study of my awake habits, because all during the study there’s no getting any sleep. You lie there as tense as death, hooked up to 17 electrodes that in turn are hooked up to electronic devices that study exactly how your body and your inner organs are doing while you are struggling to go to sleep, a struggle that keeps you …

Danger: The Power of Salt, the Allure of Sugar

I apparently have had diabetes for many years but haven’t paid much attention to it other than maybe not eating the third slice of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving and using less than a cup of salt on my french fries. Today, I know better. Now if Señor Salt rides into our dining room like a South American gaucho, I am to ride my own horse the hell out of there. If Mademoiselle Sugar, the enticing French beauty, were to step …

The Dawn of a New Morning

I took the first step of my new life today. It was only kind of a baby shuffle, but, by God, to me it was the dawn of a new morning. It had freedom written all over it. I was at last feeling able to dump the walker that had helped me amble around the house and I was ready to walk, really walk, as any reasonably mature Homo sapiens should. That first step was accomplished just a few mornings …

¿Listo para enfrentar al TSA cuando tienes una condición salud?

  ¿A quién no le da estrés pasar por las máquinas del control de seguridad de un aeropuerto hoy en dí­a? Que si los rayos X, la cabina de escáner de cuerpo completo, los detectores de metales, cateos a mano (en inglés) y pruebas de pólvora en los dedos, yo los he pasado todos. Seguro que ustedes también. Verme cara a cara con esas docenas de agentes de la Administración de Seguridad en el Transporte (TSA, por sus siglas en inglés) no …

Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Top 2 Areas for Drug Research

Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease top the list for the most new drugs in development to treat the common chronic diseases of older Americans, according to a new drug- industry report. The report, by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an industry trade association, says 435 medicines that primarily target seniors are currently either in clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). >> Get travel discounts with your AARP Member Advantages. Diabetes …