Low-Salt Diet Increases Insulin Resistance

Low-salt (LS) diet activates the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and sympathetic nervous systems, both of which can increase insulin resistance (IR). We investigated the hypothesis that LS diet is associated with an increase in IR in healthy subjects. Metabolism: Low-salt diet increases insulin resistance in healthy subjects Healthy individuals were studied after 7 days of LS diet (urine […]

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Fat and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Objective is to systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) and associated mortality, ischemic stroke, and type 2 diabetes. BMJ: Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, […]

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Evidence for Sugar Addiction

The experimental question is whether or not sugar can be a substance of abuse and lead to a natural form of addiction. “Food addiction” seems plausible because brain pathways that evolved to respond to natural rewards are also activated by addictive drugs. Sugar is noteworthy as a substance that releases opioids and dopamine and thus […]

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Diet On Glycemic Control In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Dietary carbohydrate is the major determinant of postprandial glucose levels, and several clinical studies have shown that low-carbohydrate diets improve glycemic control. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that a diet lower in carbohydrate would lead to greater improvement in glycemic control over a 24-week period in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes […]

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Dietary Sugar and Colon Cancer

It has been hypothesized that levels of triglycerides, glucose, and insulin are associated with risk of colon cancer and that diets high in simple sugars increase risk of colon cancer because of their impact on these factors. Limited epidemiological evidence supports the association between simple carbohydrates and risk of colon cancer. American Association for Cancer […]

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Fructose and Visceral Adiposity

Studies in animals have documented that, compared with glucose, dietary fructose induces dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. To assess the relative effects of these dietary sugars during sustained consumption in humans, overweight and obese subjects consumed glucose- or fructose-sweetened beverages providing 25% of energy requirements for 10 weeks. PMC: Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral […]

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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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