Added Sugars Drive Nutrient and Energy Deficit in Obesity

Obesity has traditionally been thought of as a state of caloric imbalance, where the intake of calories exceeds the expenditure or ‘burning’ of calories. PMC: Added sugars drive nutrient and energy deficit in obesity: a new paradigm However, a more nuanced appreciation for the complex biochemistry and physiology of cellular energy generation suggests that obesity […]

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Conditions Associated with Insulin Resistance

Diabetes mellitus is commonly associated with systolic/diastolic hypertension, and a wealth of epidemiological data suggest that this association is independent of age and obesity. Much evidence indicates that the link between diabetes and essential hypertension is hyperinsulinemia. American Diabetes Association: Insulin Resistance: A Multifaceted Syndrome Responsible for NIDDM, Obesity, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease […]

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Effects of Free Sugars on Blood Pressure and Lipids

Sugar has been suggested as a central risk factor in the development of noncommunicable diseases. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Effects of free sugars on blood pressure and lipids: a systematic review and meta-analysis of nutritional isoenergetic intervention trials Objective: We assessed the evidence of the effects of free sugars compared with complex carbohydrates […]

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Insulin Response to Erythritol

When it comes to polyols (commonly referred to as sugar alcohols), erythritol is quite different than xylitol. Swerve is a blend of erythritol and oligosaccharides. Swerve does not contain xylitol. Here are a few ways the two sweeteners compare. Swerve: Xylitol vs. Erythritol Calories Erythritol has 0 calories per gram. Xylitol has 2.4 calories per […]

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Association Between Prediabetes and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

To evaluate associations between different definitions of prediabetes and the risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality. The BMJ: Association between prediabetes and risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis Prospective cohort studies from general populations were included for meta-analysis if they reported adjusted relative risks with 95% confidence […]

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Risks and Costs of Diabetes Medication

A previous analysis examined the contribution of endocrine disruptor exposures (endocrine-disrupting chemicals, EDCs) to adult diabetes, but was limited to effects of phthalates in middle-aged women and did not simultaneously examine multiple EDCs which are known to coexist in the environment. We therefore endeavoured to quantify potential reductions in diabetes and disease costs that could […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Dieting and Fasting

  Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Yale News: Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed  In their study, published […]

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