Sugar, Meat, and Fat Intake, and Non-Dietary Risk Factors for colon cancer

To investigate the relation of dietary intakes of sucrose, meat, and fat, and anthropometric, lifestyle, hormonal, and reproductive factors to colon cancer incidence, data were analyzed from a prospective cohort study of 35,215 Iowa (United States) women, aged 55–69 years and without a history of cancer, who completed mailed dietary and other questionnaires in 1986. […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Found To Be a Diabetic Disorder Of the Brain

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling works in the brain and in the pancreas of diabetic patients. Science Daily: Alzheimer’s disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain   “In the pancreas, the Kir6.2 channel blockade increases the insulin […]

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Sweetened Drinks and Childhood Obesity

The rising prevalence of obesity in children has been linked in part to the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. Our aim was to examine this relation. ScienceDirect: Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis Methods We enrolled 548 ethnically diverse schoolchildren (age 11·7 years, SD 0·8) from public schools in […]

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Adverse Metabolic Effects of Dietary Fructose

The effects of dietary sugar on risk factors and the processes associated with metabolic disease remain a controversial topic, with recent reviews of the available evidence arriving at widely discrepant conclusions. Publimed: Adverse metabolic effects of dietary fructose: results from the recent epidemiological, clinical, and mechanistic studies. RECENT FINDINGS: There are many recently published epidemiological […]

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Diabetes and Oral Health Problems

The more severe form of gum disease is called periodontitis. When you reach this stage, your gums begin to pull away from your teeth. Pockets form between your teeth and gums. These fill with germs and pus, and deepen. When this happens, you may need gum surgery to save your teeth. If nothing is done, […]

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Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Weight Change Over 7 Years

Obesity in the United States has increased dramatically during the past several decades. There is debate about optimum calorie balance for prevention of weight gain, and proponents of some low-carbohydrate diet regimens have suggested that the increasing obesity may be attributed, in part, to low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets. Publimed: Low-fat dietary pattern and weight change over […]

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Diabetes & Alzheimer’s — save your brain by going to the gym | Ewan McNay | TEDxAlbany

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Recent discoveries (many in my lab) on the links between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease; translation of that lab work into real-life advice and consequences. My work examines the role of metabolic processes in regulating brain function, and specifically […]

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ISU Study Finds Link Between Insulin Resistance and Memory Loss

A new Iowa State University study adds to the growing evidence that obesity may increase the risk for memory loss. Auriel Willette, a research scientist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State, explains that he found a strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for […]

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Dr. Aseem Malhotra Urges President Obama To Watch ‘That Sugar Film’

  Dr Aseem Malhotra is a cardiologist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and former clinical associate to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. June 2014 – June 2015  He is an active member of Action on Sugar. He has been particularly prominent in attacking the “myth” that saturated fat must be removed from the […]

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