Sugar Industry Buried Data about Sweet Danger of Sugar

Sugar industry made it back in the news. New York Time and Forbes are covering the last study published by PLOS: Sugar industry sponsorship of germ-free rodent studies linking sucrose to hyperlipidemia and cancer: An historical analysis of internal documents. In 1965, the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) secretly funded a review in the New England Journal of […]

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The Secrets in Your Triglycerides

Of the four measures available on any standard cholesterol blood panel, triglycerides are the most neglected. Yet that one value contains a wealth of information and insight into your health. Don’t let the medical system’s misguided obsession with cholesterol (because of the influence and marketing of the drug industry) keep you from learning and benefiting […]

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Diabetes can raise cardiac death risk sevenfold, study finds

A new Danish study has found that young adults with diabetes may be seven times more likely to die from sudden cardiac death, compared to their peers without diabetes. Whilst this sounds worrying, sudden cardiac death is relatively rare and readers should not be overly anxious. Note also that risks of heart disease can be minimised by […]

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Fatty Acids and Our Food Supply

As the diabetes and obesity epidemics continue to flourish, a closer look at our food supply is needed. A new study suggests that getting the right amounts of fatty acids – especially omega-6 and omega-3 – back into our diets is the first vital step.  Last year, the British Medical Journal online journal Open Heart published an editorial by […]

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What to Eat and What to Avoid

See proof that America’s dietitians are controlled by food manufacturers like Coke, Pepsi, Mars M&M, General Mills and the junk food association (National Confectioner’s Association). These groups are approved lecturers for dietitians’ continuing education credits. Just like how Monsanto controls conventional farmers and Pharmaceutical companies control conventional doctors, you’ll find dietitians are controlled by the […]

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Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases?

Epidemiologic studies suggest a link between excess sugar consumption and obesity, fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: Conversion of Sugar to Fat: Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases? One important pathway that may link these metabolic diseases to […]

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Insulin Action and Resistance in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Nutritional excess is a major forerunner of type 2 diabetes. It enhances the secretion of insulin, but attenuates insulin’s metabolic actions in the liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. However, conflicting evidence indicates a lack of knowledge of the timing of these events during the development of obesity and diabetes, pointing to a key gap […]

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Food Guidelines Are Broken. Why Aren’t They Being Fixed?

Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) release new dietary guidelines that set the agenda for what Americans should eat to maintain a healthy weight, prevent disease and sustain overall wellness. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are intended to make us healthier, but for more than […]

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Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet

We recently proposed that the biological markers improved by carbohydrate restriction were precisely those that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and that the common thread was regulation of insulin as a control element. Springer Link: Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet We specifically tested the […]

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Lack of Suppression of Circulating Free Fatty Acids and Hypercholesterolemia During Weight Loss on A LCHF Diet

Little is known about the comparative effect of weight-loss diets on metabolic profiles during dieting.  The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a low-carbohydrate diet (≤20 g/d) with a high-carbohydrate diet (55% of total energy intake) on fasting and hourly metabolic variables during active weight loss. 32 obese adults were randomized […]

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