Why Cholesterol is Good for You

Dr. Terry Wahls is a professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical research on the use of diet and lifestyle to treat brain-related problems. She has also worked at the VA for many years in the traumatic brain injury clinic and was the director of the therapeutic lifestyle clinic. In […]

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Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor in overweight adolescents

The purpose for the study is to compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate (LC) diet with those of a low-fat (LF) diet on weight loss and serum lipids in overweight adolescents. The study is designed as a randomized, controlled 12-week trial. Random, nonblinded assignment of participants referred for weight management. The study group (LC) (n = […]

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Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress

Intermittent fasting (IF) improves cardiometabolic health; however, it is unknown whether these effects are due solely to weight loss. We conducted the first supervised controlled feeding trial to test whether IF has benefits independent of weight loss by feeding participants enough food to maintain their weight. Our proof-of-concept study also constitutes the first trial of […]

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Stress Raises Cholesterol Levels

It appears so for some people, according to a new study that examines how reactions to stress over a period of time can raise a person’s lipid levels. This finding is reported in the November issue of Health Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA). In a sample of 199 healthy middle-aged men and women, […]

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Effect of Alternate-Day Fasting on Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, and Cardioprotection Among Metabolically Healthy Obese Adults

Alternate-day fasting has become increasingly popular, yet, to date, no long-term randomized clinical trials have evaluated its efficacy. Study has as objective  the comparison of the effects of alternate-day fasting vs daily calorie restriction on weight loss, weight maintenance, and risk indicators for cardiovascular disease. A single-center randomized clinical trial of obese adults (18 to 64 […]

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Lack of An Association or An Inverse Association between Low-Density-Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Mortality

 It is well known that total cholesterol becomes less of a risk factor or not at all for all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality with increasing age, but as little is known as to whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), one component of total cholesterol, is associated with mortality in the elderly, we decided to investigate this […]

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Risk Factors, Mortality, and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with diabetes are at higher risk for death and cardiovascular outcomes than the general population. We investigated whether the excess risk of death and cardiovascular events among patients with type 2 diabetes could be reduced or eliminated. In a cohort study, we included 271,174 patients with type 2 diabetes who were registered in the […]

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Keto Diet May Increase Memory, Reduce Mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other’s findings: that the ketogenic, or “keto,” diet may improve memory in old age as well as prolong lifespan. The ketogenic diet, which is more commonly known as the keto diet, aims to reduce carbohydrate intake in favor of consuming more fat and sufficient protein. Recently, this diet type […]

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