Triglycerides Cross the Blood–Brain Barrier and Induce Central Leptin and Insulin Receptor Resistance

New research shows that triglycerides (circulating fat in the blood) crosses the blood-brain barrier and interferes with actions of the satiety hormone leptin. One of the most effective ways to lower triglycerides: a low-carb/high-fat diet. Study: Nature: Triglycerides cross the blood–brain barrier and induce central leptin and insulin receptor resistance Objective: Resistance at the brain receptors […]

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What Lack of Sleep Does to Your Body

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy. The long term effects of sleep deprivation are […]

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Anatomical, Physiological, and Functional Diversity of Adipose Tissue

Adipose tissue depots can exist in close association with other organs, where they assume diverse, often non-traditional functions. In stem cell-rich skin, bone marrow, and mammary glands, adipocytes signal to and modulate organ regeneration and remodeling. Skin adipocytes and their progenitors signal to hair follicles, promoting epithelial stem cell quiescence and activation, respectively. Hair follicles […]

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How the Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out.

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Emotional Eating Triggers and Strategies for Control

When you understand how surrounded we are by messages connecting emotions to food—from ads conflating candy with fun to the rom-com pint of breakup ice cream to the lessons we learn within our families—it makes sense that many of us eat emotionally. This is nothing to feel ashamed of. It’s very normal to overeat or […]

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The Effects of Long-Term Ubiquinol Intake on Improving the Quality of Life of Community Residents

Ubiquinol is widely used as an anti-aging supplement. In this study, we evaluated the effects of long-term ubiquinol intake on improving or maintaining the quality of life (QOL) of community residents. Methods: 124 adult (aged 22-86) residents (36 male, 88 female) participated in this trial. Each consumed 100-120 mg of ubiquinol per day for 6 months […]

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Health Benefits of Nut Consumption

Nuts (tree nuts and peanuts) are nutrient dense foods with complex matrices rich in unsaturated fatty and other bioactive compounds: high-quality vegetable protein, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds. By virtue of their unique composition, nuts are likely to beneficially impact health outcomes. Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of […]

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Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet has been in clinical use for over 80 years, primarily for the symptomatic treatment of epilepsy. A recent clinical study has raised the possibility that exposure to the ketogenic diet may confer long-lasting therapeutic benefits for patients with epilepsy. Moreover, there is evidence from uncontrolled clinical trials and studies in animal models […]

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How Sugar Affects the Brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets […]

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