Metabolic Syndrome Highly Prevalent Even in Very Young Kids

Over 25% of 6-year-olds had at least one risk factor in study Over a quarter of young children in a study had abnormal metabolic profiles, researchers reported. In a cohort of 212 Swedish children around 6 years old, 26% possessed at least one of the criteria for metabolic syndrome — including hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, […]

Read More »

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen?

Hypotheses abound concerning the origins of the global obesity epidemic. Genetic predisposition, maternal obesity, excessive maternal weight gain, diabetes, tobacco use during pregnancy, and prenatal exposure to obesogens or endocrine disruptors have all been implicated. An international survey of more than 300 policymakers reported that more than 90% believed personal motivation was a strong or very […]

Read More »

Effects of Vitamin K2 on Osteoporosis

Vitamin K2 is a cofactor of γ-carboxylase, which converts the glutamic acid (Glu) residue in osteocalcin molecules to γ-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla), and is, therefore, essential for γ-carboxylation of osteocalcin. Available evidence suggests that vitamin K2 also enhances osteocalcin accumulation in the extracellular matrix of osteoblasts in vitro. Osteocalcin-knockout mice develop hyperostosis, suggesting that the Gla-containing […]

Read More »

Walk After Meals Is More Effective for Lowering Postprandial Glycaemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Regular physical activity is a cornerstone of diabetes management. We conducted a study to evaluate whether specifying the timing of walking in relation to meals enhances the benefits conferred by current physical activity guidelines. A total of 41 adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (mean ± SD age 60 ± 9.9 years; mean diabetes duration 10 years) participated in this randomised, […]

Read More »

Effects of Dietary and Exercise Intervention on Weight Loss and Body Composition in Obese Postmenopausal Women

This study examined the effects of dietary and exercise interventions on weight loss and body composition in overweight/obese peri- and postmenopausal women. Medline, Central, Embase, and Google Scholar databases were searched for relevant trials conducted until December 31, 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective studies of overweight/obese peri- or postmenopausal women that examined the […]

Read More »

Jennifer Lopez is on A Low-Carb Diet

Lopez has credited a low-carb diet, cardio exercise, and light weightlifting workouts for her stunning 50-pound weight loss after she gave birth to twins in 2008. JLo, who turns 49 in July, has successfully maintained her weight loss with a low-carb, high-protein diet and regular gym workouts. Inquisitr:  Jennifer Lopez Sizzles In ‘El Anillo’ Video: […]

Read More »

Long-Term Effects of a Ketogenic Diet in Obese Patients

Although various studies have examined the short-term effects of a ketogenic diet in reducing weight in obese patients, its long-term effects on various physical and biochemical parameters are not known. Objective is to determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and […]

Read More »

Dietary Restriction Increases Lifespan

Mitochondrial network remodeling between fused and fragmented states facilitates mitophagy, interaction with other organelles, and metabolic flexibility. Aging is associated with a loss of mitochondrial network homeostasis, but cellular processes causally linking these changes to organismal senescence remain unclear. Here, we show that AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and dietary restriction (DR) promote longevity in C. elegans via maintaining […]

Read More »

A World-Record Holder for 100-Mile Races Says The High-Fat Diet Transformed His Body

Many experts think that by eating a high-fat or keto diet, it’s possible to become a more efficient fat burner and get more energy from ketones. Intermittent fasting may have a similar effect, helping people become better at fueling themselves from fat. Ultramarathon world-record holder Zach Bitter recently explained how changing his diet helped improve his performance. […]

Read More »