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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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April 11, 2007

All the News, None of Those Pesky Calories

By Worker Bee

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites:

Diabetes dominates the news today, Apples. Here are the most significant stories:

Do Pesticides Trigger Diabetes?

There appears to be a significant link between the chemical compounds that build up in fatty tissue and insulin resistance. We’re talking about chemicals commonly found in the food supply, which is how they end up in people. Read this article for an excellent summary of how diabetes works, how chemicals may play a part, and more… (Snarkism we can’t resist: the article, like most articles about type 2 diabetes, discusses how obesity, insulin resistance and beta-cell failure are all part of the diabetes kit ‘n caboodle, without saying why this is. Sugar is officially the redheaded stepchild of health these days.)

More Drugs!

An arthritis drug may work for type 2’s . The mystery link: inflammation! Prevent obesity and reduce inflammation and developing type 2 becomes quite a challenge. But hey, why prevent problems when you can just roll around in bandaids all day?

On the other hand, here’s a study from Israel that explores the genetic predisposition possibilities.

Speaking of Toxic…

Is your job unhealthy? Tips to survive (and how to bail if you must).

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