The Effects of Ketogenic Dieting on Body

Twenty-five college aged men were divided into a KD or traditional WD from weeks 1-10, with a reintroduction of carbohydrates from weeks 10-11, while participating in a resistance-training program. Body composition, strength, power, and blood lipid profiles were determined at week 0, 10 and 11. A comprehensive metabolic panel and testosterone levels were also measured […]

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An Inconvenient Truth About Healthcare Prices

Diabetes patients already feel the daily health burden of their disease. However, the rising costs of their medical care are also taking a toll. While endocrinologists understand the problems and have solutions, getting those solutions implemented is the ultimate challenge. Endocrine News: Sticker Shock: An Inconvenient Truth About Healthcare Prices  Irl B. Hirsch, MD, professor of […]

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Ketone bodies mimic the life span extending properties of caloric restriction

The extension of life span by caloric restriction has been studied across species from yeast and Caenorhabditis elegans to primates. No generally accepted theory has been proposed to explain these observations. IUBMB Journals: Ketone bodies mimic the life span extending properties of caloric restriction Here, we propose that the life span extension produced by caloric […]

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Reversal of Diabetic Nephropathy by a Ketogenic Diet

Intensive insulin therapy and protein restriction delay the development of nephropathy in a variety of conditions, but few interventions are known to reverse nephropathy. PLOS: Reversal of Diabetic Nephropathy by a Ketogenic Diet Having recently observed that the ketone 3-beta-hydroxybutyric acid (3-OHB) reduces molecular responses to glucose, we hypothesized that a ketogenic diet, which produces prolonged […]

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Deaths Attributable to Diabetes in the United States

The goal of this research was to identify the fraction of deaths attributable to diabetes in the United States. PLOS: Deaths Attributable to Diabetes in the United States: Comparison of Data Sources and Estimation Approaches Research Design and Methods We estimated population attributable fractions (PAF) for cohorts aged 30–84 who were surveyed in the National Health […]

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Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought

Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause of death to No. 3, according to estimates in a recent study. The Washington Post: Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests Researchers and advocates say that […]

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LCHF Treatment of Diabetes

Dr. Westman received his MD from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Kentucky/Lexington, and completed a General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Duke University, which included a Masters Degree in clinical research. He has been at Duke since 1990, has over 90 peer-reviewed publications, and is […]

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Caloric restriction and cancer

Caloric restriction (CR) and its mimetics improve lifespan and reduce cancer incidence. CR and CR mimetics sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy. CR and CR mimetics combined with chemotherapy enhance anticancer immune responses. CellPress: Caloric restriction and cancer: molecular mechanisms and clinical implications Caloric restriction (CR) is currently the most robust environmental intervention known to increase healthy […]

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Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity and Sex

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors associated with increased risk of multiple chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome overall, by race and sex, and to assess trends in prevalence from 1988 through 2012. Publimed: Metabolic Syndrome Prevalence by Race/Ethnicity […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Is “Processed Food Disease”

Dr. Robert Lustig is an endocrinologist and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California-San Francisco. In this video, he sits down with CrossFit’s Rory McKernan to explain sugar’s toxicity, outline the stakes of sugar consumption and offer suggestions for addressing the ongoing sugar crisis. “Sugar is toxic,” Lustig explains. […]

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