Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. The condition is caused when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin and the body cannot use the insulin it makes. The blood normally uses glucose for energy; however, glucose builds up instea... Read More
Your pancreas has an important job to do. It produces chemicals called “enzymes.” Enzymes are needed to digest food. Without enzymes, you would not be able to absorb nutrients efficiently. Normally, most of the enzymes are only active aft... Read More
It seems that liquor is not a friend of your pancreas. A new study found that drinking just one measure of spirits increases the risk of acute pancreatitis.
The winners in this study are wine and beer, which appear not to have the same effect. In the... Read More
In the ongoing efforts to improve quality of life in cancer patients, some supplements have shown promise in battling two troublesome side effects. One of those effects is called “cachexia,” or wasting syndrome, and the other is “ly... Read More
Your pancreas -- you know the organ's name of course, but likely couldn't tell anyone much about the organ itself. You might know that the pancreas plays a role in producing insulin. But it has another pretty important job to do as well.... Read More
Since the 1990s, creatine has been a popular supplement used mainly to increase exercise performance. In your body, creatine is made from three amino acids: arginine, glycine and methionine. And it’s made in three places: the kidneys, liver and... Read More
You may have heard about the mumps outbreak in eastern Canada. Since the beginning of the year over 200 students have been infected. Recently, the outbreak has spread to Toronto.
With a population over 2 million and so much international travel com... Read More