Dr Zoe Harcombe – Nutritional Nuggets to Combat Conventional Dietary Guidelines

Thermodynamics – what the laws actually say; how they have been misapplied to weight loss; the thermic effect of macro nutrients (the work of Jequier 2002, Feinan and Fine2005) and the isocaloric advantage this gives. • The origin of the calorie formula; the fact that 1lb does not equal 3,500 calories and what it could […]

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38 % Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Associated to Statins

There are several epidemiological studies on the association between statins and incident diabetes, but most of them lack details. In this study, we aimed to investigate the association of statin use with glycaemic traits and incident type 2 diabetes. Using the prospective population‐based Rotterdam Study, we included 9535 individuals free from diabetes at baseline (>45 […]

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Fighting Fat With Fat | Nick Murphy

Think about this, what kind of pressure are we exerting on our health each and every day? What is the effect of the food choices we make… or don’t make? Nick Murphy, owner of Mission Fitness, is a Certified Personal Trainer and Life Coach. He has 20+ years of experience in his field and is […]

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Supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Psychiatric Disorders

A new application for omega-3 fatty acids has recently emerged, concerning the treatment of several mental disorders. This indication is supported by data of neurobiological research, as highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) are highly concentrated in neural phospholipids and are important components of the neuronal cell membrane. They modulate the mechanisms of brain cell signaling, […]

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Impact of Sleep on Appetite Regulation

Sleep duration seems to play an important role in the regulation of human leptin and ghrelin levels, hunger and appetite. Differences in energy balance between sleep restriction and sleep extension do not entirely explain the differences in appetite regulation since the laboratory studies kept energy intake and activity levels constant for both bedtime conditions.Sleep loss […]

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Dr. Sheila Cook – ‘Back to the Future: A low carbohydrate diet in Type 1 Diabetes’

Dr Sheila Cook is the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Toowoomba Hospital, and Deputy Director of Clinical Training at the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School, Toowoomba. She completed her specialist endocrine and obstetric medicine training in Brisbane and since arriving at Toowoomba Hospital in 2006, she has established the Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic, […]

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Dr. Georgia Ede – ‘Our Descent into Madness: Modern Diets and the Global Mental Health Crisis’

Dr. Georgia Ede received her B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in Minnesota, then spent seven years as a research assistant in the fields of biochemistry, wound healing, and diabetes before going on to earn an M.D. from the University of Vermont College Of Medicine. Dr. Ede then completed her residency in general adult psychiatry […]

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Higher Plasma LDL-Cholesterol is Associated with Preserved Executive and Fine Motor Functions in Parkinson’s Disease

Plasma low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol has been associated both with risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and with age-related changes in cognitive function. This prospective study examined the relationship between baseline plasma LDL-cholesterol and cognitive changes in PD and matched Controls. Fasting plasma LDL-cholesterol levels were obtained at baseline from 64 non-demented PD subjects (62.7 […]

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Is Insulin Resistance the Cause of Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most frequent generalized pain disorders with poorly understood neurobiological mechanisms. This condition accounts for an enormous proportion of healthcare costs. Despite extensive research, the etiology of FM is unknown and thus, there is no disease modifying therapy available for this condition. We show that most (if not all) patients […]

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