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Leptin-A Hormone To Regulate Appetite?

8 Mar 2024

The implementation of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based drugs for the treatment of obesity has been an incredible advance in the field, enabling up to 25% decreases in body weight in many...

What is next in the evolution of GLP-1-based therapies for diabetes and obesity?

15 Dec 2023

The first glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-based therapeutic was approved by Health Canada in 2011 for the treatment of hyperglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Little was it suspected at...

A Hundred Years Ago Life Changed for Diabetics

22 Nov 2023

November 26th marks the 100th anniversary of a splendid dinner held at the University of Toronto to recognize perhaps the greatest Canadian achievement in science. A few weeks earlier, the Nobel...

Type 2 Diabetes – What, Why and How

17 Nov 2023

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It therefore timely to consider what diabetes actually is, why we should care, and how it can be treated. Diabetes, or more technically, diabetes...

Berberine. Don’t swallow the hype. Or the pill.

22 Jun 2023

Are you kidding me? “Nature’s Ozempic"? Really? That message is spreading like wildfire on TikTok about berberine, a compound found in plants such as barberry, golden seal and meadow rue that have...

Jumping the Gun?

17 May 2023

Ready, Set, Go…. for Ozempic. That’s what the incessant television ads suggest. “Ask your doctor about Ozempic,” the ads advise, without mentioning what the drug is for. The marketer’s hope is that...

This One Is For The Birds

17 Mar 2023

Pet birds are very popular and loads of people have bird feeders in their back yards. That makes for birdseed being a huge business! Most people of course don’t give much thought to what it...

The Fountain of Youth and Alligators

18 Oct 2019

Funny the things one remembers. Like “Don’s Fountain of Youth,” a short cartoon I saw some time back in the 60s. “Don” was Donald Duck and the story was all about taking his nephews on a Florida...

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