The case for low carbohydrate diets in diabetes management

A low fat, high carbohydrate diet in combination with regular exercise is the traditional recommendation for treating diabetes. Compliance with these lifestyle modifications is less than satisfactory, however, and a high carbohydrate diet raises postprandial plasma glucose and insulin secretion, thereby increasing risk of CVD, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity and diabetes. Moreover, the current epidemic of […]

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A Randomized Trial of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet for Obesity

Despite the popularity of the low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat (Atkins) diet, no randomized, controlled trials have evaluated its efficacy. We conducted a one-year, multicenter, controlled trial involving 63 obese men and women who were randomly assigned to either a low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet or a low-calorie, high-carbohydrate, low-fat (conventional) diet. Professional contact was minimal to replicate […]

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Sugar, Processed Food, and Obesity – Sugar Is In Everything – Robert Lustig MD

Sugar, Processed Food, & Obesity: Sugar Is In Everything – Robert Lustig, M.D. It’s increasingly hard to eat less sugar, as market shelves are filled with sugary products. In the past ten years alone, global sugar intake has risen by ten percent. In what’s not the first and surely not the last appeal of the […]

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Reduced Risk of Dementia in Elderly Tied to Higher Cholesterol Levels

Total cholesterol and cognition associations differ in studies at different outcome ages. Some associations of cholesterol with cognition diminish as outcome age increases. In the oldest-old, some relationships reverse from younger elderly samples. Studies seeking protection should focus on good cognition despite high risk. Some associations of high total cholesterol with dementia risk diminish as […]

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Dr. Ted Naiman – ‘Insulin Resistance’

Dr. Ted Naiman graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1997. He is a board-certified family medicine physician who practices at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Naiman first learned about low-carb diets when he was an intern and heard about it from a patient who reversed the ill […]

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Soda, sugar-sweetened beverages linked to more severe symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability compared to people with MS who seldom consume sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a preliminary […]

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Sucrose, High-Sugar Foods, and Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Consumption of high-sugar foods stimulates insulin production, which has been associated with endometrial cancer. Although a relationship between sucrose, high-sugar food consumption, and endometrial cancer risk is biologically plausible, this hypothesis has previously been explored in very few studies. We used data from the Swedish Mammography Cohort, including 61,226 women aged 40 to 74 years. […]

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How Does the Ketogenic Diet Work?

The ketogenic diet and its newer variants are clinically useful in treating epilepsy. They can also have antiepileptogenic properties and can eventually have a role in treating other neurologic and nonneurologic conditions. Despite being nearly a century old, identifying the molecular underpinnings of the ketogenic diet has been challenging. However, recent studies provide experimental evidence […]

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Ketogenic diet in cancer therapy

The Ketogenic Diet (KD), a high-fat/low-carbohydrate/adequate-protein diet, has recently been proposed as an adjuvant therapy in cancer treatment. KDs target the Warburg effect, a biochemical phenomenon in which cancer cells predominantly utilize glycolysis instead of oxidative phosphorylation to produce ATP. Furthermore, some cancers lack the ability to metabolize ketone bodies, due to mitochondrial dysfunction and […]

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Keto Cookies With A Twist

We tried for you the Magic Keto Cookies recipe from Wholly Cupcake but replaced unsweetened shredded coconut with slivered almonds and added unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil Solid(do not melt) 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 3 Tbsp Sweetener I used Swerve 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips I used Lily’s 1 cup coconut flakes Unsweetened 1/2 cup pecans chopped 1/2 cup walnuts chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 egg yolks sea salt flakes […]

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