Sugar, Processed Food, and Obesity – Sugar Is In Everything – Robert Lustig MD

Sugar, Processed Food, & Obesity: Sugar Is In Everything – Robert Lustig, M.D. It’s increasingly hard to eat less sugar, as market shelves are filled with sugary products. In the past ten years alone, global sugar intake has risen by ten percent. In what’s not the first and surely not the last appeal of the […]

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Markers of Fatty Liver Disease Greatly Improve with a Keto Diet

Weight loss and diabetes reversal are not the only benefits of a low-carb, ketogenic diet. Markers of fatty liver disease — a silent killer — greatly improve, too. One year of comprehensive continuous care intervention (CCI) through nutritional ketosis improves glycosylated haemoglobin(HbA1c), body weight and liver enzymes among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Here, […]

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Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet

We recently proposed that the biological markers improved by carbohydrate restriction were precisely those that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and that the common thread was regulation of insulin as a control element. We specifically tested the idea with a 12‐week study comparing two hypocaloric diets (~1,500 kcal): a carbohydrate‐restricted diet (CRD) (%carbohydrate:fat:protein = 12:59:28) […]

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The Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an increasingly common condition that may progress to hepatic cirrhosis. This pilot study evaluated the effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on obesity-associated fatty liver disease. Five patients with a mean body mass index of 36.4 kg/m2 and biopsy evidence of fatty liver disease were instructed to follow the diet (<20 g/d of […]

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Genetically Determined Favourable Adiposity is Characterized by Lower Liver Fat and Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Hypertension

Recent genetic studies have identified alleles associated with opposite effects on adiposity and risk of type 2 diabetes. We aimed to identify more of these variants and test the hypothesis that such “favourable adiposity” alleles are associated with higher subcutaneous fat and lower ectopic fat. We combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data with genome-wide association […]

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Association Between Ultraprocessed Food Consumption and Risk of Mortality

Question  Is high consumption of ultraprocessed food associated with an increase in overall mortality risk? Findings  In this cohort study of 44 551 French adults 45 years or older, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultraprocessed food consumption was statistically significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of all-cause mortality. Meaning  An increase in ultraprocessed food consumption may […]

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To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

Pediatric guidelines for the management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) recommend a healthy diet as treatment. Reduction of sugary foods and beverages is a plausible treatment. In this randomized clinical trial that included 40 adolescent boys aged 11 to 16 years with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease followed up for 8 weeks, provision of a […]

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The race to cure a silent killer that affects 30 million Americans

An outgrowth of the obesity epidemic in the Western world and around the globe, it causes scarring and inflammation that can lead to liver cirrhosis, cardiac and lung complications, liver cancer and death.  An outgrowth of the obesity epidemic in the Western world and around the globe, it causes scarring and inflammation that can lead […]

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