Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Yale News: Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed In their study, published in […]

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Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

This is a crustless version for pizza lovers. Pur Marinara to cover bottom of 9×13 casserole dish and: brown groyn beef and saute garlic. Season your meat with some Italian seasoning, saute mushroom and peppers, spinach (any veggies you like) and layer it over; add mozzarella; top with pepperoni & bacon. Place under broiler until […]

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Role of Insulin-Stimulated Adipose Tissue Perfusion in the Development of Whole-Body Insulin Resistance

After food ingestion, macronutrients are transported to and stored in the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. They can be subsequently used as an energy source in times of energy deprivation. Uptake of these nutrients in myocytes and adipocytes depends largely on adequate tissue perfusion. Interestingly, insulin is able to dilate skeletal muscle arterioles, which facilitates […]

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Meal frequency and energy balance

Several epidemiological studies have observed an inverse relationship between people’s habitual frequency of eating and body weight, leading to the suggestion that a ‘nibbling’ meal pattern may help in the avoidance of obesity. Publimed: Meal frequency and energy balance. A review of all pertinent studies shows that, although many fail to find any significant relationship, […]

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Increased meal frequency does not promote greater weight loss

There have been reports of an inverse relationship between meal frequency (MF) and adiposity. It has been postulated that this may be explained by favorable effects of increased MF on appetite control and possibly on gut peptides as well. Publimed: Increased meal frequency does not promote greater weight loss in subjects who were prescribed an […]

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The share of ultra-processed foods and the overall nutritional quality of diets in the US

Recent population dietary studies indicate that diets rich in ultra-processed foods, increasingly frequent worldwide, are grossly nutritionally unbalanced, suggesting that the dietary contribution of these foods largely determines the overall nutritional quality of contemporaneous diets. Yet, these studies have focused on individual nutrients (one at a time) rather than the overall nutritional quality of the […]

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