February 26, 2013

Effects Middle-Aged Men

1 Vitamin C Supplements Tied to Kidney Stones

Based on a Swedish study of more than 23,000 men, middle-aged males who take heavy amounts of vitamin C supplements may significantly raise their risk of developing kidney stones. Specifically, research which followed the male subjects for longer than eleven years found that those who took more than seven vitamin C tablets per week had twice the rate of kidney stones as those who took no such supplements. Researchers determined that the cause was excess vitamin C being excreted in the form of oxalate, a salt that combines with calcium to generate kidney stone formation. The study involved men taking the vitamin in 1,000 milligram tablets, a common dosage in the U.S. which was heretofore considered safe, but is more than ten times the recommended daily amount for adults.

More at Ncbuy.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Diet Soda Reduces Kidney Stones

Tags: Kidney Stone Causes, Vitamin C and Kidney Stones, Side Effects of Vitamin C, Preventing Kidney Stones

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Don’t Go Near the Light

2 Coming Back to Life Is Possible, Says Doc

Coming back to life after the heart stops is possible, says Dr. Sam Parnia, director of resuscitation research, Stony Brook U School of Medicine who adds that a person can be resuscitated long after they’ve been declared clinically dead. Brain cells are viable for up to eight hours, says Parnia, who refutes the belief that common images of white lights and loved ones are hallucinations due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Parnia believes these images are proof that consciousness continues after the heart stops and that death can be reversed. He is a proponent of cooling patients’ bodies after clinical death, a risky procedure which can lead to brain damage. But, with proper regulations in place, people can come back without brain damage, says Parnia whose aim is to implement such standards.

More at Todayhealth.today.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Silent Strokes May Result in Memory Loss

Tags: Hallucinations, Near Death Experience, Life After Death, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Sam Parnia, Coming Back from Death, Resuscitation After Death, Clinical Death

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No Wonder We Can't Get Drunk

3 Budweiser Makers Sued for Watering Down Beer

Consumers in three states are suing Anheuser-Busch InBev for overstating the amount of alcohol contained in their beer, reports Bloomberg. Complaints were filed in New Jersey, San Francisco and Philadelphia. The lawsuits claim the brewer regularly waters down their beer to produce a beverage with less alcohol content than displayed on the labels. Bloomberg reports that AB InBev controls 39 percent of the market for beer in the U.S. They produce Budweiser and Stella Artois. According to the complaints, AB InBev has mislabeled the alcohol content of several beverages, including Busch Ice, Black Crown, Bud Light Lime, Hurricane High Gravity Lager, Bud Ice, Bud Light Platinum, Michelob, Natural Ice, King Cobra and Michelob Ultra.

More at Bloomberg | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Parents Say New Pampers Dry Max Diapers Dangerous

Tags: Anheuser-Busch, Budweiser Watered Down, Inaccurate Alcohol Content, Stella Artois Alcohol Content, How Much Alcohol Beer Contains

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Kickstart for Beaten Pancreas

4 Gastric Bypass May Reverse Pancreas Damage

Gastric bypass surgery may have a lasting effect on the reversal of damage to the pancreas from Type 2 diabetes, find researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. Published in Diabetes Care, the research shows that gastric bypass surgery has dramatic results unseen in diabetes patients treated with medications alone. In some cases, patients who received gastric bypass surgery had normal blood sugar within hours after the operation before weight loss occurred. The one-year follow-up study revealed that the weight-loss surgery has a lasting impact. Gastric bypass surgery may restore pancreas function through modifying the hormones in the gastrointestinal tract and targeting belly fat. However, sleeve gastrectomy did not have the same positive effect.

More at NBC News | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Gastric Bypass Surgery, Journal Diabetes Care, Reverse Pancreas Damage, Curing Type 2 Diabetes

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