Dietary carbohydrates: role of quality and quantity in chronic disease

Would reduction in total carbohydrate intake (currently typically 45-65% of total energy) help control body weight in general population and susceptible subgroups? What is the role of a low carbohydrate diet in prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, and in management of type 1 diabetes? Does ketosis induced by severe carbohydrate […]

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Dr. Berg Interviews Dr. Jason Fung on Intermittent Fasting & Losing Weight

Dr. Eric Berg interviews Dr. Jason Fung on intermittent fasting, obesity, diabetes and insulin. Dr. Fung discusses calories and how its not about the calories, it’s about the hormones, specifically insulin. Insulin makes you fat. Diets that lower calories fail repeatedly. The cause of obesity is too much insulin. Lowering your carbs and intermittent fasting. […]

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Vitamin K Dependent Proteins and the Role of Vitamin K2 in the Modulation of Vascular Calcification: A Review

Vascular calcification, a cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, is an actively regulated process involving vitamin K dependent proteins (VKDPs) among others. Vitamin K is an essential micronutrient, present in plants and animal fermented products that plays an important role as a cofactor for the post-translational γ-carboxylation of glutamic acid residues in a number of […]

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Juice Is Not Healthy

Obesity affects 40 percent of adults and 19 percent of children in the United States and accounts for more than $168 billion in health care spendingeach year. Sugary beverages are thought to be one of the major drivers of the obesity epidemic. These drinks (think soda and sports drinks) are the largest single source of added sugars for Americans and contribute, on […]

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She turned around her health, her diabetes diagnosis and lost weight

“I feel like I have climbed a mountain and reached the summit and am looking out at a whole new world, and it looks fantastic.” That’s how 56-year-old Debra Scott, of Blackpool, feels since shedding 3st and reversing her diagnosis of type two diabetes – without medication. She stuck to a low carbohydrate diet after […]

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‘Carbohydrates are killing us’

This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — […]

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Genetic Study Supports Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity

According to the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity (CIM), the processed carbohydrates that flooded our diet during the low-fat diet craze undermine our metabolism and drive weight gain. Put simply: Processed carbohydrates — think white bread, white rice, potato products, low -fat snacks — raise insulin more than any other food, calorie for calorie. This is just Nutrition, 101. Insulin is the Miracle-Gro […]

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Supra-Additive Effects of Combining Fat and Carbohydrate on Food Reward

Fat and carbohydrate interact to potentiate reward independently of liking This is reflected in supra-additive responses in the striatum during food valuation Participants are able to estimate energy density from fat, but not carbohydrate Accurate estimation of energy density recruits a prefrontal-fusiform gyrus circuit Post-ingestive signals conveying information about the nutritive properties of food are […]

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Obesity is common, serious and costly

The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of U.S. adults in 2015-2016. [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief PDF-603KB] Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines] The estimated annual medical cost […]

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