Researchers Discover How Eating Feeds into the Body Clock

New research has found it is not just what you eat, but when you eat that is important, knowledge which could improve the health of shift workers and people suffering from jet lag. The MRC-funded study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first to identify insulin as a primary signal that helps communicate the […]

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Long-Term Change in both Dietary Insulinemic and Inflammatory Potential Is Associated with Weight Gain in Adult Women and Men

The influence of long-term dietary patterns on weight gain and the underlying potential biological mechanisms are not fully understood.Objective We prospectively examined the association of changes in 2 empirical hypothesis-oriented dietary patterns (insulinemic and inflammatory) and weight gain over 24 y at 4-y intervals.Methods We followed 54,397 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and 33,043 […]

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Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guideline

Can a person be “cured” of Type 2 Diabetes? Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that it can, and the solution is simpler than you might think. Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created. She is board certified in both […]

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Dr. David Ludwig – ‘The Carbohydrate Insulin Model of Obesity’

David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is a practicing endocrinologist, researcher, and professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He received a PhD and an MD from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ludwig […]

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Nonceliac Gluten Sensitivity

Nonceliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) refers to a clinical phenotype in which patients experience intestinal and extraintestinal symptoms related to ingesting a gluten-containing diet after a diagnosis of celiac disease (CD) or wheat allergy has been excluded. CD, an autoimmune disease characterized by villous atrophy triggered by the ingestion of gluten, has increased in prevalence in […]

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Wheat Amylase Trypsin Inhibitors as Nutritional Activators of Innate Immunity

While the central role of an adaptive, T cell-mediated immune response to certain gluten peptides in celiac disease is well established, the innate immune response to wheat proteins remains less well defined. We identified wheat amylase trypsin inhibitors (ATIs), but not gluten, as major stimulators of innate immune cells (dendritic cells>macrophages>monocytes), while intestinal epithelial cells […]

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Enhances Intestinal Tumor

Obesity increases an individual’s risk of developing many types of cancer, including colorectal cancer. One of the factors driving the rise in obesity rates is thought to be the use of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as a sweetener in soft drinks. Goncalves et al.found that ingestion of HFCS promotes the growth of intestinal cancer even […]

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Professor Valter Longo: fasting and healthy aging

Inspired by a mentor’s extreme experiments with caloric restriction, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Professor Valter Longo explores how fasting-mimicking diets might help prevent disease, promote healthy aging, and prolong our ability to stay young. Quotes from this episode Longo’s ambitious goal for human longevity: “I want to optimize the chance for people to […]

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The Economic Burden of Elevated Blood Glucose Levels in 2017

This study was conducted to update national estimates of the economic burden of undiagnosed diabetes, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes in the United States for year 2017 and provide state-level estimates. Combined with published estimates for diagnosed diabetes, these updated statistics provide a detailed picture of the economic costs associated with elevated blood glucose levels.. This […]

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