Effect of Pre-Diabetes on Future Risk of Stroke

The search yielded 15 prospective cohort studies including 760,925 participants. In 8 studies analysing pre-diabetes defined as fasting glucose 100-125 mg/dL (5.6-6.9 mmol/L), the random effects summary estimate did not show an increased risk of stroke after adjustment for established cardiovascular risk factors (1.08, 95% confidence interval 0.94 to 1.23; P = 0.26). In 5 […]

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Liver Fat and Glycogen Stores Following High Compared with Low Glycaemic Index Food

A new study with eight healthy males (age = 20.1 ± 0.4y, BMI=23.0 ± 0.9 kg/m2) was developed. They attended a test day before and after a 7-day macronutrient and energy matched HGI or LGI diet, followed by a minimum 4 week wash-out period, and then returning to repeat the intervention with the alternative diet. During test days, participants consumed either a […]

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Wheat, Carbs and Sugar for Your Brain

Is it possible that wheat, carbs and sugar do more damage to the human brain than strokes, car accidents and concussions combined? CBN News: Wheat, Carbs and Sugar Dramatically Harm Your Brain If you want to improve your memory, lift your mood and even stave-off serious brain problems like ADHD and Alzheimer’s, stay away from […]

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How Breakfast Became “The Most Important Meal of The Day”

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.  During the campaign, which marketers named “Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job”, grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the importance of breakfast while radio advertisements […]

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Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show. The New York Time: How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat The internal sugar industry documents, recently discovered by a researcher at the […]

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Why Calorie Counts Are All Wrong

Digestion is far too messy a process to accurately convey in neat numbers. The counts on food labels can differ wildly from the calories you actually extract, for many reasons. Scientific American: Science Reveals Why Calorie Counts Are All Wrong Almost every packaged food today features calorie counts in its label. Most of these counts […]

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