Dairy Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: Do We Really Need to Be Concerned?

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain a major cause of death and morbidity globally and diet plays a crucial role in the disease prevention and pathology. The negative perception of dairy fats stems from the effort to reduce dietary saturated fatty acid (SFA) intake due to their association with increased cholesterol levels upon consumption and the increased […]

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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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Effects of Dietary and Exercise Intervention on Weight Loss and Body Composition in Obese Postmenopausal Women

This study examined the effects of dietary and exercise interventions on weight loss and body composition in overweight/obese peri- and postmenopausal women. Medline, Central, Embase, and Google Scholar databases were searched for relevant trials conducted until December 31, 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective studies of overweight/obese peri- or postmenopausal women that examined the […]

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Consumption of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Improves Body Composition and Blood Pressure

Despite the fact that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is widely used in obese individuals to treat cardiovascular diseases, the role of EVOO on weight/fat reduction remains unclear. We investigated the effects of energy-restricted diet containing EVOO on body composition and metabolic disruptions related to obesity. This is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial in […]

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Jennifer Lopez is on A Low-Carb Diet

Lopez has credited a low-carb diet, cardio exercise, and light weightlifting workouts for her stunning 50-pound weight loss after she gave birth to twins in 2008. JLo, who turns 49 in July, has successfully maintained her weight loss with a low-carb, high-protein diet and regular gym workouts. Inquisitr:  Jennifer Lopez Sizzles In ‘El Anillo’ Video: […]

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Long-Term Effects of a Ketogenic Diet in Obese Patients

Although various studies have examined the short-term effects of a ketogenic diet in reducing weight in obese patients, its long-term effects on various physical and biochemical parameters are not known. Objective is to determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and […]

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Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress

Highlights Early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) increases insulin sensitivity eTRF also improves β cell function and lowers blood pressure and oxidative stress eTRF lowers the desire to eat in the evening, which may facilitate weight loss Intermittent fasting can improve health even in the absence of weight loss Intermittent fasting (IF) improves cardiometabolic health; however, it […]

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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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Distinct Circadian Signatures in Liver and Gut Clocks Revealed by Ketogenic Diet

• KD induces tissue-specific reprogramming of the circadian clock in liver and gut • KD induces an increase in liver BMAL1 chromatin recruitment and amplitude of CCGs • KD drives tissue-specific oscillation of PPARα and its target genes • Oscillation of βOHB in gut and serum parallels gut-specific cycling of H3 acetylation The circadian clock […]

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Mitochondria: The Ketogenic Diet—A Metabolism-Based Therapy

Mitochondria are the energy-producing organelles of the cell, generating ATP via oxidative phosphorylation mainly by using pyruvate derived from glycolytic processing of glucose. Ketone bodies generated by fatty acid oxidation can serve as alternative metabolites for aerobic energy production. The ketogenic diet, which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates, mimics the metabolic state […]

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