Evaluation of Chemical and Physical Changes in Different Commercial Oils during Heating

When cooking oils are exposed to heat, oil degradation occurs, and by-products are produced (free fatty acids, secondary products of oxidation, polar compounds). Some by-products of oil degradation have adverse effects on health. The smoke point of an oil is believed to be correlated with the safety and stability under heat, although technical evidence to […]

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Keto Made Simple

The rapid rise in popularity in Keto Diets has created misconceptions that can make it harder to lose weight, and even cause weight gain. In this talk, Dr. Westman will give examples from the Duke and HEAL Clinics on what can lead people astray, and practical advice on how to correct these misconception.

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Cardiovascular Disease Responses to a Type 2 Diabetes Care Model Including Nutritional Ketosis

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). We recently reported that glycemic control in patients with T2D can be significantly improved through a continuous care intervention (CCI) including nutritional ketosis. The purpose of this study was to examine CVD risk factors in this cohort. We […]

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The Nutritional Benefits of Grass Fed Butter

Dr. Berg talks about the nutritional benefits of grass-fed butter. BENEFITS: 1. Essential fatty acids 2. Fat-soluble vitamins – K2 (takes calcium out of the soft tissues and arteries. Vitamin A is also good in the immune system, the eyes, and the skin. 3. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) – great for cardiovascular system and weight […]

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Epidemic Growing of Liver Disease among United States adolescents

The objective of teh study is to assess recent trends in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) prevalence among US adolescents. Cross-sectional data from 12 714 12-19 year olds (exclusions: chronic hepatitis, hepatotoxic medications) in the National Health and Examination Survey between 1988-1994 and 2007-2010 were used to estimate trends in suspected NAFLD, defined as overweight (body […]

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Heart Disease Associated with Processed Carbohydrate Consumption

To clarify the role of dietary carbohydrate, glycemic index (GI), and glycemic load (GL) in progression from health to coronary heart disease (CHD) by determining disease-nutrient risk relation (RR) values needed for intake ranges within jurisdictions and across the globe. We performed a literature search of MEDLINE and EMBASE for prospective cohort studies that used […]

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Prof. Jeff Volek – ‘The Art and Science of Low Carb Living: Cardio-Metabolic Benefits and Beyond’

Professor Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr Volek has published over 250 scientific manuscripts and is the co-author of ‘The New Atkins for a New You’, ‘The […]

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Saturated Fat, Carbohydrate, and Cardiovascular Disease

A focus of dietary recommendations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and treatment has been a reduction in saturated fat intake, primarily as a means of lowering LDL-cholesterol concentrations. However, the evidence that supports a reduction in saturated fat intake must be evaluated in the context of replacement by other macronutrients. Clinical trials that replaced saturated […]

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The case for low carbohydrate diets in diabetes management

A low fat, high carbohydrate diet in combination with regular exercise is the traditional recommendation for treating diabetes. Compliance with these lifestyle modifications is less than satisfactory, however, and a high carbohydrate diet raises postprandial plasma glucose and insulin secretion, thereby increasing risk of CVD, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity and diabetes. Moreover, the current epidemic of […]

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