Monday, March 15, 2004

More Coffee, Less Diabetes - Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Type 1, and Metabolic Disorders treatment and medications
More Coffee, Less Diabetes
Authors' Conclusion: "Coffee drinking has a graded inverse association with the risk of type 2 DM; however, the reasons for this risk reduction associated with coffee remain unclear." (J. Tuomilehto and coauthors, JAMA. 2004;291:1213)

Our Translation: More coffee, less type 2 diabetes. We really have no idea why this is so.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Grapefruit Consumption Implicated in Case of Statin-Related Rhabdomyolysis: "Grapefruit Consumption Implicated in Case of Statin-Related Rhabdomyolysis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Mar 01 - A recent case of statin-associated rhabdomyolysis appears to have been triggered by grapefruit consumption, according to a report published in the February 24th issue of Neurology. Although the case involved simvastatin, the authors note that other statins could also be influenced by grapefruit consumption."