On the keto diet? Ditch the cheat day

“The ketogenic — or keto — diet has become very common for weight loss or to manage diseases like type 2 diabetes,” says Jonathan Little, associate professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBCO and study senior author. “It consists of eating foods rich in fats, moderate in protein, but very low […]

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The True Causes of Heart Disease are Not What You Think!

Finally got hold of the man who more than anyone, has deep-dived into the root causes of heart disease – without bias – just fixated with finding the truth. I’m of course referring to Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, who has created the 65-part (and growing) series “What Causes Heart Disease?“.See index below for a gist of what […]

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Hypoascorbemia induces atherosclerosis and vascular deposition of lipoprotein(a)

Lipoprotein(a), a variant of LDL carrying the adhesive glycoprotein apo(a), is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) is found in humans and subhuman primates but rarely in lower mammals. Better understanding of the evolutionary advantage of this molecule should elucidate its physiological role. We developed a new mouse model with two characteristics […]

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Life long choline supplementation may improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, finds study

Life long choline supplementation may improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients, revealed a study published in the journal, Aging Cell.  Researchers from ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) checked whether choline supplementation could alleviate the alleviate effect of Alzheimer’s disease. Choline acts to protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease in at least two ways, both […]

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Sugar is Not a Treat

Sugar is hiding everywhere in today’s widely-accepted diet, but meanwhile its devastating effects are creating more deaths than automobile accidents. In this eye-opening talk, Dr. Jody Stanislaw, a Naturopathic Doctor who has been studying the negative effects of sugar since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 7, dives into how the […]

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Trends in Dietary Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Intake and Diet Quality Among US Adults, 1999-2016

What were the trends in carbohydrate, fat, and protein intake among US adults from 1999 to 2016? In this nationally representative serial cross-sectional study that included 43 996 adults, there were decreases in low-quality carbohydrates (primarily added sugar) and increases in high-quality carbohydrates (primarily whole grains), plant protein (primarily whole grains and nuts), and polyunsaturated fat. […]

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Statin-Associated Cardiomyopathy Responds to Statin Withdrawal and Administration of Coenzyme Q10

Heart failure (HF) is rapidly increasing in incidence and is often present in patients receiving long-term statin therapy.The objective was to test whether or not patients with HF on long-term statin therapy respond to discontinuation of statin therapy and initiation of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplementation.We prospectively identified patients receiving long-term statin therapy in whom HF developed […]

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When Somebody Loses Weight, Where Does the Fat Go?

Considering the soaring overweight and obesity rates and strong interest in this topic, there is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss among the general public and health professionals alike. We encountered widespread misconceptions about how humans lose weight among general practitioners, dietitians, and personal trainers. Most people believed that fat […]

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A Dietary Intervention with Reduction of Starch and Sucrose Leads to Reduced Gastrointestinal and Extra-Intestinal Symptoms in IBS Patients

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) exhibit low-grade inflammation and increased gut permeability. Dietary sugar has been shown to contribute to low-grade inflammation and increased gut permeability, and to correlate with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of a starch- and sucrose-reduced diet (SSRD) on gastrointestinal (GI) […]

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High cholesterol may protect against infections and atherosclerosis

According to the modified ‘response to injury’ hypothesis of atherogenesis, there are at least two pathways leading to the inflammatory and proliferative lesions of the arterial intima. The first involves monocyte and platelet interaction induced by hypercholesterolaemia. The second pathway involves direct stimulation of the endothelium by a number of factors, including smoking, the metabolic consequences […]

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