BBC Documentary – Fat v Carbs with Jamie Owen

Newsreader Jamie Owen is going on a diet that goes directly against government healthy eating advice, and common sense. For the past 30 years we have been told the key to a healthy lifestyle is cutting out fat.However, as a nation we have got bigger, Jamie included. A controversial new report says the current government […]

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American Toddlers Consume Too Much Added Sugar

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults. The study found 99 percent of a representative sample of US toddlers age 19-23 months consumed an average of just over 7 teaspoons of added sugar on […]

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Lifestyle advice alone fails to reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Among Norwegian adults at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, twice-yearly group sessions designed to teach lifestyle modifications did not decrease disease risk over 2 years, according to study results. Anne Jølle, MD, a specialist in family medicine and research fellow in the department of public health and general practice at the Norwegian University […]

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Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Clean Label Project™ completed a study of 134 protein powder products from 52 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides, and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions. PRODUCTS Clean Label Project had the top-selling protein powder products – animal-based, whey, and plant-based – tested and reviewed […]

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Food and Heart Health Documentary – What are you Eating?

Interesting Irish documentary around the foods we eat and how they contribute to Heart Attack risk. LCHF advocates Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Prof Sherif Sultan are in great form. Lots of mixed messages throughout though – the fat situation generally well presented, but fat-phobia lurks and pops up regularly. Processed foods, refined carbs and sugar […]

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Triglycerides cross the blood–brain barrier and induce central leptin and insulin receptor

Resistance at the brain receptors for leptin and insulin has been associated with increased feeding, obesity and cognitive impairments. The causal agent for central resistance is unknown but could be derived from the blood. Here we postulate whether hypertriglyceridemia, the major dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome, could underlie central leptin and insulin resistance. We used […]

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