Diabetes Defeated by Diet

Spending on diabetes drugs in the U.S. reached $53.7 billion last year, more than double what it was in 2013.┬áRoughly 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. The Fresh Food Farmacy program, being tested by Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, which includes education and free nutritious meals, can lower diabetes treatment costs by 80 percent. […]

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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Different Dietary Approaches to the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

There is evidence that reducing blood glucose concentrations, inducing weight loss, and improving the lipid profile reduces cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes. We assessed the effect of various diets on glycemic control, lipids, and weight loss. We conducted searches of PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar to August 2011. We included randomized controlled […]

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Dietary and Nutritional Approaches for Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Dietary factors are of paramount importance in the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes. Despite progress in formulating evidence based dietary guidance, controversy and confusion remain. In this article, we examine the evidence for areas of consensus as well as ongoing uncertainty or controversy about dietary guidelines for type 2 diabetes. What is the […]

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Exercise Training Improves the Insulin Sensitivity

It is not known whether the beneficial effects of exercise training on insulin sensitivity are due to changes in hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity or whether the changes in insulin sensitivity can be explained by adaptive changes in fatty acid metabolism, changes in visceral fat or changes in liver and muscle triacylglycerol content. We investigated […]

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Supra-Additive Effects of Combining Fat and Carbohydrate on Food Reward

Fat and carbohydrate interact to potentiate reward independently of liking. This is reflected in supra-additive responses in the striatum during food valuation. Participants are able to estimate energy density from fat, but not carbohydrate. Accurate estimation of energy density recruits a prefrontal-fusiform gyrus circuit Post-ingestive signals conveying information about the nutritive properties of food are […]

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Effects of medium-chain triglycerides on weight loss and body compositio

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) may result in negative energy balance and weight loss through increased energy expenditure and lipid oxidation. However, results from human intervention studies investigating the weight reducing potential of MCTs, have been mixed. To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of MCTs, specifically C8:0 and C10:0, […]

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Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, and Cognitive Dysfunction: Does Your Metabolic Profile Affect Your Brain?

Dementia and type 2 diabetes are both characterized by long prodromal phases, challenging the study of potential risk factors and their temporal relation. The progressive relation among metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance (IR), and dementia has recently been questioned, wherefore the aim of this study was to assess the potential association among these precursors of type […]

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Megan Ramos – ‘Practical Fasting: The Use of Therapeutic Fasting in a Clinical Setting’

Megan Ramos is the President and Co-Founder of the Intensive Dietary Management Program based in Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Megan attended the University of Toronto where she did clinical research in the field of nephrology and developed a strong interest in preventative medicine. For the last nineteen years Megan has worked alongside Dr. Jason Fung […]

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New Ketogenic Diet & Heart Health–New Research Updates by Sarah Hallberg, MD

After years of prescribing insulin to diabetic patients, Dr. Hallberg realized there has to be a better way. She transformed her practice and medical advice to incorporate lifestyle-based medicine and is now working with the VirtaHealth team—putting the low-carb ketogenic diet to the test and publishing outcome data.

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BBC Documentary – Fat v Carbs with Jamie Owen

Newsreader Jamie Owen is going on a diet that goes directly against government healthy eating advice, and common sense. For the past 30 years we have been told the key to a healthy lifestyle is cutting out fat.However, as a nation we have got bigger, Jamie included. A controversial new report says the current government […]

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