Monday, April 18, 2016

Dairy and diabetes, take 2

I find it fascinating how stories spread sometimes.  Recently I blogged about findings that whole-fat dairy reduces the risk of diabetes, contrary to what diet "experts" have been telling us for years about fat.

Now the story has gotten picked up by NPR:

The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Now that the major news sources have the bit between their teeth, it's likely to get a lot of attention.  This is good news for those who have been touting the health benefits to full-fat dairy for a while.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Newsflash: Full-fat dairy is better for you

I started consuming full-fat dairy about ten years ago, and I'm not alone.  A lot of people have started to move away from low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese.  Most people have done so out of concerns of processing, but it turns out there might be other reasons to switch to full-fat dairy:

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

It turns out that full-fat dairy makes you less likely to develop diabetes.  Who would've thought?

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Watch out for upcoming vitamin D recommendations

Remember a few years back when doctors suddenly got gung ho about testing for vitamin D and recommending vitamin D supplements?  Well, it seems we might be in for another wave of that:

Vitamin D Boosts Heart Function in Study

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Diabetes costs you money... duh

I've learned a lot recently about how much diabetes costs to treat.  It really is staggering how many thousands of dollars more -- a year -- it costs to treat someone with diabetes versus someone without.  Now someone has come up with a figure that shows how much diabetes costs each person in the United States -- even if you don't have the disease.

What Diabetes Costs You, Even If You Don't Have The Disease

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Peter Lee: UnitedHealth is a whiny little b*tch

I have a lot of headlines saved up that I've been meaning to blog about, but haven't had the time.  I'm hoping to do a little catching up this week, though, so stay tuned!

This one harkens back to United's announcement that their Obamacare plans had lost them a lot of money.  Well, Peter Lee -- the executive director of Covered California -- says that United needs to put on their big kid pants.