Alzheimer’s: Is It Diabetes of the Brain?

Could what we eat be killing our brains? Or, to put it another way, could Alzheimer’s really be Type 3 diabetes? The theory is that the factors in our diet and the environment that’s causing the Type 2 diabetes epidemic is also playing a role in the increasing rate of Alzheimer’s — resulting in a third form of diabetes, Type 3 brain diabetes. It’s an intriguing — some might say controversial — theory. In any case, it’s certainly one more …

New Diet Pill Belviq: 5 Things You Should Know

Belviq, the first new prescription weight-loss pill in 13 years, won approval last week from the Food and Drug Administration. The drug, generically known as lorcaserin, works as an appetite-suppressant, triggering receptors in the brain that make people feel full. It offers a new diet aid to the one in three Americans who are obese. Don’t expect dramatic results, however, as the Washington Post notes. In the three trials of almost 8,000 overweight and obese people over 52 to 104 …

Paula Deen Gets Healthy, Sheds 30 Pounds

The secret to losing weight? Getting paid millions to be the public (non-pudgy) face of a diabetes drug campaign. Evidently, that has worked for celebrity chef Paula Deen, doyenne of Southern fried everything, who has lost 30 pounds since revealing six months ago  she had Type 2 diabetes and would be promoting a new diabetes drug. You can see her newly svelte self on the cover of People magazine on Friday. Since sharing her diabetes diagnosis, she tells People magazine …