Troubleshooting the Ketogenic Diet for Optimal Weight and Health

Dr. Steve 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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Ketogenic Diet For Cancer, Epilepsy & Diabetes With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Is the ketogenic diet for cancer healthy? Does it prevent epilepsy, seizures and diabetes? Dr. Dominic D’Agostino talks about the keto diet for not just preventing cancer but also treating it. The ketogenic diet helps to stop cancer cells from using sugar to grow and even causes apoptosis (cell death) in certain instances. Dr. Dom […]

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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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“A calorie is a calorie” violates the second law of thermodynamics

The principle of “a calorie is a calorie,” that weight change in hypocaloric diets is independent of macronutrient composition, is widely held in the popular and technical literature, and is frequently justified by appeal to the laws of thermodynamics. We review here some aspects of thermodynamics that bear on weight loss and the effect of […]

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Study Comparing the Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate diet and a Conventional Diet on Inflammation

The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet and a conventional (fat- and calorie-restricted) diet on lipoprotein subfractions and inflammation in severely obese subjects. We compared changes in lipoprotein subfractions and C-reactive protein levels in 78 severely obese subjects, including 86% with either diabetes or metabolic syndrome, who were […]

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Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Changes in Lifestyle among Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasingly common, primarily because of increases in the prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. Whether type 2 diabetes can be prevented by interventions that affect the lifestyles of subjects at high risk for the disease is not known. We randomly assigned 522 middle-aged, overweight subjects (172 men and 350 […]

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