Dairy Consumption, Type 2 Diabetes, and Changes in Cardiometabolic Traits: A Prospective Cohort Study of Middle-Aged and Older Chinese in Beijing and Shanghai

CONCLUSIONS: Dairy consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of type 2 diabetes and favorable changes of cardiometabolic traits in Chinese.

via Dairy Consumption, Type 2 Diabetes, and Changes in Cardiometabolic Traits: A Prospective Cohort Study of Middle-Aged and Older Chinese in Beijing and Shanghai.

What about non-Chinese?  Good news for me though.

Ice cream.

Mass Destruction

ISSUE: The FDA is advising consumers to immediately stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth. The product is labeled to contain at least one synthetic anabolic steroid and has been linked to at least one reported serious illness.

BACKGROUND: The FDA was alerted by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services of a serious injury associated with use of Mass Destruction. The report described a previously healthy 28-year-old male with liver failure requiring transplant after several weeks of product use. Mass Destruction is manufactured for Blunt Force Nutrition in Sims, N.C. and sold in retail stores, fitness gyms, and on the Internet. An investigation is underway to identify the product’s manufacturer.

via Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products > Muscle Growth Product Called Mass Destruction: FDA Health Risk Warning – Undeclared Ingredients.

Finally a product that lives up to its name.

Herbal Supplements – Safe?

Furthermore, data presented in early November at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases meeting found that liver failure caused by herbal supplements, especially those used in bodybuilding, increased almost three-fold from 2004 through 2012.

via Herbal supplements may be natural, but that doesn’t mean they’re safe.

MI Admissions on Upswing in Younger Women

Bucking the trend in other groups, younger women in that province experienced an increase in the hospitalization rate of 1.7% per year from 2000 through 2009 (P=0.04), according to Karin Humphries, MBA, DSc, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and colleagues.

In addition, in that younger group, women had a greater risk of dying within 30 days of hospital discharge compared with men, a difference that persisted through the end of the study period (OR 1.61, 95% CI 1.25-2.08), the researchers reported online in the Journal of Women\’s Health.

via MI Admissions on Upswing in Younger Women.