Ketogenic Diet as a Metabolic Therapy for Mood Disorders

Despite significant advances in pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments, mood disorders remain a significant source of mental capital loss, with high rates of treatment resistance, requiring a coordinated effort in investigation and development of efficient, tolerable and accessible novel interventions. Ketogenic diet (KD) is a low-carb diet that substantially changes the energetic matrix of the body […]

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Carbohydrates Are Killing Us

This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — […]

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Not getting enough sleep seems to be even more deadly than we thought, new studies show

A trio of new studies show that too little or too much sleep is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.  Sleeping less than five hours per night raises the risk for a heart attack or stroke by about the same degree as smoking does, according one study in older men. This adds to a significant body of evidence that […]

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Heart attacks at strokes ‘set to soar 30% due to diabetes epidemic’

Patients with type 2 diabetes were two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, the British Heart Foundation said,  Heart attacks and strokes will rocket over the coming years as the diabetes epidemic sweeping the nation takes its toll, a charity has warned. The increase could be as high as […]

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Children as young as NINE suffering from diabetes as cases also soar among teens

Children as young as nine are being treated for type 2 diabetes in a devastating consequence of the obesity crisis. Doctors are reporting a surge in cases among children and teenagers – whereas 20 years ago the illness had only ever been seen in adults. A national audit shows the number of under-25s being treated for […]

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White Matter Lipids as a Ketogenic Fuel Supply in Aging Female Brain: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease

White matter degeneration is a pathological hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s. Age remains the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s and the prevalence of age-related late onset Alzheimer’s is greatest in females. We investigated mechanisms underlying white matter degeneration in an animal model consistent with the sex at greatest Alzheimer’s risk. Results of these analyses […]

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Saturated fats no longer the true enemy

Saturated fats are not the enemy. But processed foods are, according to a new policy statement from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. On Thursday, the foundation released a new policy statement that questions conventional wisdom about the dangers of saturated fats on the heart. Saturated fat is found naturally in red meat, dairy […]

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Microbial regulation of microRNA expression in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex

There is growing evidence for a role of the gut microbiome in shaping behaviour relevant to many psychiatric and neurological disorders. Preclinical studies using germ-free (GF) animals have been essential in contributing to our current understanding of the potential importance of the host microbiome for neurodevelopment and behaviour. In particular, it has been repeatedly demonstrated […]

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Juice Is Terrible for Children

Quick: think back to childhood (if you’ve reached the scary clown you’ve gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you’re anything like most parents, it was juice. But here’s the thing: juice is bad for you. According to pediatric professors Erika R. Cheng, Lauren G. Fiechtner and Aaron E. Carroll, […]

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No Significant Association with Dairy Fat Intake and Heart Disease

Controversy has emerged about the benefits compared with harms of dairy fat, including concerns over long-term effects. Previous observational studies have assessed self-reported estimates of consumption or a single biomarker measure at baseline, which may lead to suboptimal estimation of true risk. The aim of this study was to investigate prospective associations of serial measures […]

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