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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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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Midlife Hypertension and 20-Year Cognitive Change

Hypertension is a treatable potential cause of cognitive decline and dementia, but its greatest influence on cognition may occur in middle age. The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between midlife (48-67 years of age) hypertension and the 20-year change in cognitive performance. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort (1990-1992 through 2011-2013) […]

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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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High Blood Sugar Can Cause Heart Disease

Type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of developing heart disease if the blood sugar condition is not controlled properly. If you have diabetes, how can you lower your risk of complications such as heart attacks and strokes? Type 2 diabetes is when the level of sugar in the blood is too high. The condition is lifelong, […]

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Effects of Sugar on Blood Pressure and Lipids

Sugar has been suggested as a central risk factor in the development of noncommunicable diseases. We assessed the evidence of the effects of free sugars compared with complex carbohydrates on selected cardiovascular disease risk factors. DWe conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention trials to compare diets that provide a given amount of energy […]

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Inflammation, Nutritional Ketosis and Metabolic Disease

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

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Sugar’s Sick Secrets

Walk into any grocery store, grab a few packaged products, and flip to the ingredients. You’ll likely spot added sugars  –  lots of them  –  provided you can discern their dizzying array of names: sucrose, dextrose, barley malt, agave nectar, high-fructose corn syrup, treacle, to list just a few. Why is our food saturated with […]

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