High-Fructose Corn Syrup Enhances Intestinal Tumor

Obesity increases an individual’s risk of developing many types of cancer, including colorectal cancer. One of the factors driving the rise in obesity rates is thought to be the use of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as a sweetener in soft drinks. Goncalves et al.found that ingestion of HFCS promotes the growth of intestinal cancer even […]

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Professor Valter Longo: fasting and healthy aging

Inspired by a mentor’s extreme experiments with caloric restriction, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Professor Valter Longo explores how fasting-mimicking diets might help prevent disease, promote healthy aging, and prolong our ability to stay young. Quotes from this episode Longo’s ambitious goal for human longevity: “I want to optimize the chance for people to […]

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The Economic Burden of Elevated Blood Glucose Levels in 2017

This study was conducted to update national estimates of the economic burden of undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes in the United States for year 2017 and provide state-level estimates. Combined with published estimates for diagnosed diabetes, these updated statistics provide a detailed picture of the economic costs associated with elevated blood glucose levels.. This […]

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Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, Carbohydrates, and Type 2 Diabetes

Diets with high glycemic index (GI), with high glycemic load (GL), or high in all carbohydrates may predispose to higher blood glucose and insulin concentrations, glucose intolerance, and risk of type 2 diabetes. We aimed to conduct a systematic literature review and dose-response meta-analysis of evidence from prospective cohorts. We searched the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, […]

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The Effects of Keto Diet on Inflammation

The ketogenic diet, originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy in non-responder children, is spreading to be used in the treatment of many diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. The main activity of the ketogenic diet has been related to improved mitochondrial function and decreased oxidative stress. B-Hydroxybutyrate, the most studied ketone body, has been shown to […]

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Diabetic Amputations on the Rise in the U.S.

Objective of the study is to determine whether declining trends in lower extremity amputations have continued into the current decade. We calculated hospitalization rates for nontraumatic lower extremity amputation (NLEA) for the years 2000–2015 using nationally representative, serial cross-sectional data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample on NLEA procedures and from the National Health Interview Survey […]

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Intervention Including Individualized Nutritional Recommendations Reduces Hemoglobin A1c Level, Medication Use, and Weight in Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is typically managed with a reduced fat diet plus glucose-lowering medications, the latter often promoting weight gain. We evaluated whether individuals with T2D could be taught by either on-site group or remote means to sustain adequate carbohydrate restriction to achieve nutritional ketosis as part of a comprehensive intervention, thereby improving glycemic […]

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The Ketogenic Diet and Schizophrenia

We report the unexpected resolution of longstanding schizophrenic symptoms after starting a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet. After a review of the literature, possible reasons for this include the metabolic consequences from the elimination of gluten from the diet, and the modulation of the disease of schizophrenia at the cellular level. BMC: Schizophrenia, gluten, and low-carbohydrate, ketogenic […]

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Obesity and Cancer

Rates of obesity have increased significantly over the last three decades in the United States and globally. In addition to contributing to heart disease and diabetes, obesity is a major unrecognized risk factor for cancer. Obesity is associated with worsened prognosis after cancer diagnosis and also negatively affects the delivery of systemic therapy, contributes to […]

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What is Metabolic Syndrome Anyway?

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