Scientifically-Designed Fasting Diet Lowers Risks for Major Diseases

Results of a randomized clinical trial shows a periodic, five-day fasting diet designed by a researcher safely reduced the risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases. ScienceDaily: Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases What if you could lose weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening disease without any changes in […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Dieting and Fasting

Researchers have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Source: ScienceDaily: Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature […]

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High Fat/Low Carb Diet Could Combat Schizophrenia

Associate Professor Zoltan Sarnyai and his research group from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) have discovered that feeding mice a ketogenic diet, which is high on fat but very low on carbohydrates (sugars), leads to fewer animal behaviours that resemble schizophrenia. ScienceDaily: High fat/low carb diet could combat schizophrenia The ketogenic diet […]

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Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms

In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, we present a perspective that statins may be causative in coronary artery calcification and can function as mitochondrial toxins that impair muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of coenzyme Q10 and ‘heme A’, and thereby ATP generation. […]

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