L-Carnitine is a natural substance that helps the body turn fat into energy. But did you know L-Carnitine can be important for preventing diseases too?
A new study in mice suggests that the hormones insulin and leptin that work together in the brain to control blood sugar levels may also control female fertility.
The study findings appearing online in the journal Cell Metabolism also appear to suggest that diabetes and obesity aren't always necessarily connected.
A common osteoporosis drug prescribed to prevent bone thinning and bone fractures may cause leg fractures according to two reports presented in March 2010 at a meeting of orthopedic surgeons. Doctors have reported seeing the unusual fractures in some patients on bisphosphonate drugs such as Fosamax.
Case reports first surfaced about two years ago -- orthopedists reported that women taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to prevent broken bones were showing up with rare and serious fractures of their thighbones.