November 26, 2011

Chew to Lose

1 Weight Loss Chewing Gun on the Horizon

A hormone that helps people consume fewer calories but when taken orally is destroyed in the stomach, may be delivered in chewing gum, says researcher Robert Doyle, Syracuse U. The hormone, PYY, regulates appetite and energy and is released into the bloodstream when people exercise or eat. Previous studies have shown the efficacy of PYY when taken intravenously. Several years ago, Doyle developed a way to use vitamin B12, which is able to easily pass through the digestive system, as the delivery system for insulin and found the same theory to work with PYY. The next step in the research is to find ways to insert B12-PYY into gum or oral pills to create a nutritional supplement. “If we are successful, PYY-laced gum would be a natural way to help people lose weight," says Doyle.

More at Eurekalert.org | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Weight Maintenance May Depend on Hormones

Tags: Losing Weight, Obesity, Overweight, Syracuse University, Weight Loss, Human PPY, PPY, Weight Loss Gum, Robert Doyle, Diet Aids, Chewing Gum for Weight Loss

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No Thanks for Metal

2 Craisins Recalled for Metal Fragments

Ocean Spray announced a recall of Craisins on the day after Thanksgiving. While there's never a good time for a product recall, this particular sweetened dried cranberry product is making news at a time of year when cranberries are in demand. Ocean Spray has recalled four different product lots of packaged and bulk Craisins that may be contaminated with hairlike metal fragments. Affected products contain the letter M following the best by date. The production-line problem that caused the defect has been corrected. Company officials say that no injuries have been reported and the product is unlikely to cause injury, but consumers with affected products should destroy them after saving the UPC code and best by date. Customers may call the Ocean Spray consumer hotline at 1-800-662-3263.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Cranberry Juice Prevents Urinary Tract Infections

Tags: Craisins Recall, Cranberry Recall, Metal Fragments Craisins, Ocean Spray Recall, Thanksgiving Food Dangers, Dangerous Food, Dried Cranberries

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