Morning Report: Testosterone, Chronic Fatigue, Weight Watchers Morning Report: Testosterone, Chronic Fatigue, Weight Watchers

Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including efficacy of testosterone therapy, chronic fatigue syndrome update, and Weight Watchers in type 2 diabetes.Medscape Internal Medicine
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In this study, we attempted to find a DNA extraction protocol which could be effectively used to analyze both the bacterial and fungal community. We evaluated the effect of five DNA extraction methods (QIAamp DNA Stool Mini Kit, PureLinkTM Microbiome DNA Purification Kit, ZR Fecal DNA MiniPrepTM Kit, NucleoSpin® DNA Stool Kit, and IHMS protocol Q) on bacterial and fungal gut microbiome recovery using (i) a defined system of germ-free mice feces spiked with bacterial or fungal strains, and (ii) non-spiked human feces. In our experimental setup, we confirmed that the examined methods significantly differed in efficiency ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Intestinal dysbiosis and the leaky gut may constitute a key pathophysiological link between MDD and its medical comorbidities. This emerging literature opens relevant preventative and therapeutic perspectives.Psychother Psychosom 2017;86:31-46
Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights some of this week's most important medical news, including efficacy of testosterone therapy, chronic fatigue syndrome update, and Weight Watchers in type 2 diabetes.
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Podcast - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: podcasts
Authors: Harbuwono DS, Pramono LA, Hendarto H, Subekti I Abstract This is a case of 51 year-old woman with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus which was diagnosed 1.5 year earlier, obesity with body mass index 32.2 kg/m2, waist circumference of 113 cm, diffuse goiter with neck circumference 40 cm, and hypertension with blood pressure>140/90 mmHg. Since 6 months ago, she often seemed like having less concentration or daydreaming, chronic fatigue, depression, and low food intake. Her body weight had been increasing over time. Her hypothyroidism clinical scoring Billewicz and Zulewski criterias were 17 and 8 resp...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
There are plenty of good reasons to exercise . . . but losing weight is not one of them. Yes, there are people, genetically-determined or armed with extraordinary determination, who can lose weight with a strenuous exercise program. But the majority lose a modest quantity and that’s the end of it. They even continue to torture themselves for years, telling themselves that they are burning calories, burning off fat, and if they would only exercise longer and harder they would lose weight–but don’t. Is it worth exercising if it does not result in substantial control over weight? Yes, indeed it is. Among the...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle blood sugar exercise glucose gluten grains insulin Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
This article describes the conclusions of an expert panel that discussed four case studies; these were examples of patients typically encountered by nurses working in the community. The panel considered the nutritional and lifestyle advice that could be given by nurses relating to conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, vulnerability to common infections, elderly care, recurrent urinary tract infection, antibiotic use, and risk of type 2 diabetes. A general conclusion was the importance of motivational interviewing techniques in achieving full understanding of patients' conc...
Source: British Journal of Community Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Br J Community Nurs Source Type: research
Director chair, film slate and load horn. Here’s a proposal for you: If, by following the Wheat Belly lifestyle, a long list of conditions are reduced or reversed at no risk, almost no cost, reversing even chronic and potentially fatal conditions . . . does that mean that the notion of self-directed health might be on the horizon, i.e., putting control over health back in our own hands? I think it does. No, we will never implant our own defibrillators or take out our own gallbladders. But so many chronic health conditions afflicting modern humans recede that I believe that it is entirely reasonable to start talking a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle arthritis autoimmune diabetes eating disorder gluten grains Inflammation joint Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
Conclusion This study in mice appears to support previous research suggesting a link between night-shift work and breast cancer. It looked at an inverted pattern of light and dark to assess whether this is linked to greater risk. The researchers found mice exposed to weekly light-dark inversions saw a larger increase in body weight and quicker tumour development. One limitation with this study is it is an animal study, which reduces the generalisability of findings. However, as there are a number of studies that have drawn similar conclusions – some in humans – these findings do add to the research in this ar...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Cancer Source Type: news
Abstract Physical activity (PA) and exercise is known to have a positive impact on a variety of variables pertinent to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of physical activity on fatigue scores, oxidative stress, and glycemic control variables of individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Seventy-five subjects diagnosed with T2DM for more than 5 years aged 18–65 years participated in this study. The participants classified according to energy expenditure into, physically inactive [≤500 metabolic equivalents (METs)-min/week, n ...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
At this point, I don't think its really necessary for me to repeat too much of the content that is already circulating within the diabetes online community of blogs about the forthcoming Monday, November 3, 2014 meeting  from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm ET with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  But I WILL say that collectively, over the past year, the diabetes patient community was able to accomplish something truly quite extraordinary.  You should know about that, and even better, you also have a chance to participate in that!Specifically, in 2013, the diabetes online community started a petition (see http:...
Source: Scott's Web Log - Category: Endocrinology Tags: biogenerics Biosimilar diatribe FDA hypoglycemia Lantus Lilly Sanofi Source Type: blogs
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