Risks and Costs of Diabetes Medication

A previous analysis examined the contribution of endocrine disruptor exposures (endocrine-disrupting chemicals, EDCs) to adult diabetes, but was limited to effects of phthalates in middle-aged women and did not simultaneously examine multiple EDCs which are known to coexist in the environment. We therefore endeavoured to quantify potential reductions in diabetes and disease costs that could […]

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Put Down the Donut

In recent times, public awareness regarding the dangers of sugar is increasing daily. But why is this anti-sugar movement only gaining enough strength and support to make a real difference now? Salon: Put down the donut: When Americans became hooked on sugar instead of natural fat, obesity ballooned  The truth is that we haven’t had […]

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Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet And a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet

Untested alternative weight loss diets, such as very low carbohydrate diets, have unsubstantiated efficacy and the potential to adversely affect cardiovascular risk factors. Therefore, we designed a randomized, controlled trial to determine the effects of a very low carbohydrate diet on body composition and cardiovascular risk factors. Publimed: A randomized trial comparing a very low […]

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A Sweet Addiction

Processed junk foods have a powerful effect on the “reward” centers in the brain, involving brain neurotransmitters like dopamine. The foods that seem to be the most problematic include typical “junk foods,” as well as foods that contain either sugar or wheat, or both. Food addiction is not about a lack of willpower or anything […]

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Priming Effects of Television Food Advertising on Eating Behavior

Health advocates have focused on the prevalence of advertising for calorie-dense low-nutrient foods as a significant contributor to the obesity epidemic. This research tests the hypothesis that exposure to food advertising during television viewing may also contribute to obesity by triggering automatic snacking of available food. PMC: Priming Effects of Television Food Advertising on Eating […]

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“A Calorie Is A Calorie”

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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Why Almost Everything You’ve Been Told About Unhealthy Foods Is Wrong

Could eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The “experts” who so confidently advised us to replace saturated fats, such as butter, with polyunsaturated spreads, people who presumably practice what they preach, have suddenly come over all uncertain and seem to be struggling through a mental fog to reformulate their script. Business […]

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Alternate-Day Fasting and Chronic Disease Prevention

Calorie restriction (CR) and alternate-day fasting (ADF) represent 2 different forms of dietary restriction. Although the effects of CR on chronic disease prevention were reviewed previously, the effects of ADF on chronic disease risk have yet to be summarized. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Alternate-day fasting and chronic disease prevention: a review of human […]

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