The Big Fat Surprise

Nina Teicholz, Author, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Ronald M. Krauss, M.D., Senior Scientist and Director, Atherosclerosis Research, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF and Department of Nutritional Sciences, U.C. Berkeley – Moderator Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz spent nine years deeply […]

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Type 2 Diabetes: Changing the Paradigm From Management to Reversal

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has long been viewed as a chronic condition that can be managed but is inevitably progressive. While clinicians may be increasingly more aware that T2D can be reversed, most think it is only possible through drastic means like bariatric surgery. With the recent findings from our ongoing clinical trial, which add […]

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Fasting to regenerate entire immune system

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable”. The Telegraph: Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body […]

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Sugar versus fat: elimination of glycogen storage improves lipid accumulation

Triacylglycerol (TAG) and glycogen are the two major metabolites for carbon storage in most eukaryotic organisms. We investigated the glycogen metabolism of the oleaginous Yarrowia lipolytica and found that this yeast accumulates up to 16% glycogen in its biomass. Publimed: Sugar versus fat: elimination of glycogen storage improves lipid accumulation  Assuming that elimination of glycogen synthesis […]

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Remission of Pre-diabetes to Normal Glucose Tolerance

Remission of pre-diabetes to normal is an important health concern which has had little success in the past. This study objective was to determine the effect on remission of pre-diabetes with a high protein (HP) versus high carbohydrate (HC) diet and effects on metabolic parameters, lean and fat body mass in prediabetic, obese subjects after […]

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A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes

The low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet (LCKD) may be effective for improving glycemia and reducing medications in patients with type 2 diabetes. Nutrition&Metabolism: A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes Methods From an outpatient clinic, we recruited 28 overweight participants with type 2 diabetes for a 16-week single-arm pilot diet intervention trial. We provided LCKD counseling, […]

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Dietary Sugars, Emerging Mechanisms of Disease

The rapid increase in metabolic diseases, which occurred in the last three decades in both industrialized and developing countries, has been related to the rise in sugar-added foods and sweetened beverages consumption. Publimed: Dietary Sugars and Endogenous Formation of Advanced Glycation Endproducts: Emerging Mechanisms of Disease. An emerging topic in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases related […]

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An Inconvenient Truth About Healthcare Prices

Diabetes patients already feel the daily health burden of their disease. However, the rising costs of their medical care are also taking a toll. While endocrinologists understand the problems and have solutions, getting those solutions implemented is the ultimate challenge. Endocrine News: Sticker Shock: An Inconvenient Truth About Healthcare Prices  Irl B. Hirsch, MD, professor of […]

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