Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Sales Go Up

Out: protein and fewer carbs. In: unicorn-shaped marshmallows. It’s a ‘permissible indulgence’ To get consumers to eat cereal, big food companies are doubling down on sugary goodness. Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes from General Mills Inc. and Chocolate Frosted Flakes from Kellogg Co. are among the industry’s latest answers to the persistent decline in cereal sales. For […]

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Triglycerides cross the blood–brain barrier and induce central leptin and insulin receptor resistance

Resistance at the brain receptors for leptin and insulin has been associated with increased feeding, obesity and cognitive impairments. The causal agent for central resistance is unknown but could be derived from the blood. Here we postulate whether hypertriglyceridemia, the major dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome, could underlie central leptin and insulin resistance. We used […]

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Dr. Stephen Phinney – ‘The Case For Nutritional Ketosis’

Dr. Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.

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Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s

The aim of the study was to evaluate longitudinal associations between HbA1c levels, diabetes status and subsequent cognitive decline over a 10 year follow-up period. Data from wave 2 (2004–2005) to wave 7 (2014–2015) of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) were analysed. Cognitive function was assessed at baseline (wave 2) and reassessed every 2 years at […]

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Obesity-Related Hospital Admissions Double in Four Years

The number of obesity-related hospital admissions has more than doubled in the last four years with obese women in particular placing an increasing burden on the NHS, new figures show. There were almost 617,000 appointments in 2016-17 where obesity was either a primary or secondary diagnosis – up from 292,000 in 2012-13. Two in every […]

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A New Paradigm of Insulin Resistance

Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those […]

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Best Diet for Insulin Resistance (+ Extra Tips) • Dr Benjamin Bikman

Listen to Dr Benjamin Bikman, scientist and expert on metabolic disorders, explain the basics of insulin and insulin resistance, why it matters and what we can do about it. If you know someone who is interested in learning more about insulin resistance, or is suffering from type two diabetes or obesity and wants to know […]

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Fasting and Insulin resistance

Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those […]

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What is Metabolic Syndrome, and Why are Children Getting It?

Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of at least three of the five following medical conditions: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Metabolic syndrome is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In the US about a quarter of the adult population have metabolic syndrome, and the prevalence increases with age, with racial […]

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Widowmaker TV Version

Note that the fixes for cardiovascular disease primarily involve lowering hyperinsulinemia (mainly via a well-formulated LCHF diet), adequate Magnesium, optimum Omega3:Omega6 ratio, adequate sun exposure/vitamin D and many others. The movie here mainly mentioned meds, a very small part of the risk-reversal story.

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