Thursday, November 20, 2008

Acai berry

Like you would expect as an informed and mature adult, this product has nothing to do with your metabolism and cannot change your metabolism, unless it also acts as a neurotransmitter. I don't know if Oprah sincerely endorsed this product but if she did then she should expect fewer people to trust her, in terms of book selection or credibility, in the future.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Experimental Drug Spurs Fat Burning

Experimental Drug Spurs Fat Burning

Drug May Help Keep Weight Down, Even on a High-Fat Diet, Lab Tests Show

"So far, the experimental drug has only been tested in mice. But when those mice got a high daily dose of the drug for three months, they didn't gain weight on a high-fat diet. A lower dose of the drug wasn't as effective.

The experimental drug doesn't have a brand name yet. For now, it's called SRT1720. It targets the SIRT1 gene, boosting the mice's fat metabolism as if calories were scarce, not abundant.


SRT1720 is a long way from being ready for use in people. But there's already a low-tech way to prevent weight gain and also benefit the heart, brain, bones, and the rest of the body. That's the timeless combination of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.