Monday, September 5, 2011

Waiting for a new pill? You can, but you'll get fatter & sicker if you wait the wrong way.

Same old story. There is always some new study giving hope, or some new pill on the horizon that will cure type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, stories like this give another excuse to procrastinate on beginning the diets or doing the exercises that can actually make you better right now.

Am I against hope? No.But even if they do get a pill that works, they won't be giving it away free.

If you want to wait for the pill, OK. Just do yourself a favor and wait for it on the treadmill and expect it to come after you hit your goal weight. If you wait for it on the sofa, watching TV, you might not live long enough to buy that new miracle cure.

The gist of the article is: "..Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that an enzyme found in the mitochondria of cells is decreased in the skeletal muscle of those with type 2 diabetes, a finding that could lead to the development of drugs to boost the activity of this enzyme in an effort to fight the disease.

A paper in published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that the enzyme, Sirt3, is decreased in the skeletal muscle of humans and animals with diabetes by at least half, compared to those without diabetes and that this may contribute to development of insulin resistance"

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