As I drive to work every day, I pass no less than ten billboards advertising surgery for weight loss. Most of these type surgeries involve restricting the amount of food that is allowed into the stomach. By making patients feel full after only a few bites of food, they are forced to consume fewer calories, therefore allowing them to shed pounds.
A recent study says that certain diets may not only limit the amounts of carbs/fats/calories each dieter consumes, but also the amount of vitamins. When focusing on eliminating one food group over the other, certain vitamins inherent with that eliminated food group also get eliminated.
While the verdict isn't quite in, tiny mushrooms known as Little Whites are being blamed for deaths of 400 people in China. A syndrome known as Yunnan Sudden Death Syndrome manifests as inexplicable, sudden cardiac arrest. The cause was unknown for upwards of five years, but a team of investigators from China's equivalent to the CDC has implicated the mushrooms in the disease.
Yahoo News keeps giving me fodder for blogs. The other day, I posted on the drug Qnexa, that comes with the risk of heart and nerve complications & psychiatric side effects. Today, Yahoo posted this piece, talking about another weight loss drug under review by the FDA