Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets

Very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been in use since the 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. From the 1960s onwards they have become widely known as one of the most common methods for obesity treatment. Recent work over the last decade or so […]

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Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Clean Label Project™ completed a study of 134 protein powder products from 52 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides, and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions. PRODUCTS Clean Label Project had the top-selling protein powder products – animal-based, whey, and plant-based – tested and reviewed […]

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

Metabolic syndrome, sometimes known by other names, is a clustering of at least three of the five following medical conditions: abdominal obesity, high blood pre.ssure, 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 has metabolic syndrome, and the prevalence increases […]

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Eggs Not Linked to Cardiovascular Risk, Despite Conflicting Advice

Eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds – despite conflicting dietary advice continuing around the world. University of Sydney researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up […]

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Fructose and Cardiometabolic Health

Recent attention has focused on fructose as having a unique role in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases. However, because we rarely consume fructose in isolation, the major source of fructose in the diet comes from fructose-containing sugars, sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, in sugar-sweetened beverages and foods. Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has been consistently […]

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WHY Sugar is as Bad as Alcohol (Fructose, The Liver Toxin)

This video shows how Sugar leads to the same problems as Alcohol by examining the Biochemistry. Most of the content in this video is based on Dr. Robert Lustig’s 2012 book “Fat Chance,” his 2007 presentation “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” and a 2011 paper he co-authored “Toward a Unifying Hypothesis of Metabolic Syndrome”.

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Top Cardiologist Exposes The Great Cholesterol Con

It is well known that total cholesterol becomes less of a risk factor or not at all for all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality with increasing age, but as little is known as to whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), one component of total cholesterol, is associated with mortality in the elderly, we decided to investigate this […]

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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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Trends in Obesity and Severe Obesity Prevalence in US Youth and Adults by Sex and Age, 2007-2008 to 2015-2016

Obesity prevalence has been increasing since the 1980s among adults, but among youth, prevalence plateaued between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014.1,2 We analyzed trends in obesity prevalence among US youth and adults between 2007-2008 and 2015-2016 in order to determine recent changes. Methods The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a cross-sectional survey with a complex, […]

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