Insidermedicine In 60 – July 28, 2011

From California – Fructose consumption may raise risk of heart disease, according to a report published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers studied nearly 50 adults whose daily calorie consumption was 25% glucose, fructose, or high fructose corn syrup. After two weeks, researchers found that consumption of fructose or fructose corn syrup increased LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and apolipoprotein-B–all risk factors for heart disease.

From Oxford – 5 year tamoxifen therapy greatly improves survival for most breast cancer patients, according to a report published in the Lancet. Results of a meta-analysis covering over 20,000 breast cancer patients found that full compliance with a 5 year tamoxifen regimen reduced long term risk of death by at least 33%.

And finally, from California – More muscle mass may lower risk of insulin resistance (pre-diabetes), according to a report published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Studying over 13,600 individuals, researchers found that increased muscle mass was linked to better insulin sensitivity and a reduced risk of pre-diabetes