Archives for April, 2010

Insulin Resistance and Health

Insulin resistance occurs when the body produces enough insulin in response to sugar consumption, but the insulin is not able to perform its function within the body properly.  Insulin is a hormone whose role is to signal cells to bring sugar from the blood stream into the cells, so it can be turned into energy.  When an individual […]

Fatty foods may cause cocaine-like addiction

By Sarah Klein, March 30, 2010 4:22 p.m. EDT STORY HIGHLIGHTS Brains of rats that gorged themselves on human fatty foods changed Dopamine appears to be responsible for the behavior of the overeating rats Findings could lead to new treatments for obesity ( — Scientists have finally confirmed what the rest of us have […]