Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0

Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, updates his very popular video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He argues that sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic, which in turn affects our endocrine system. In it, he discusses the metabolic influence of sugar and processed foods on obesity and related diseases. He also […]

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Circadian Metabolism in the Light of Evolution and Weight Loss

Circadian rhythm, or daily oscillation, of behaviors and biological processes is a fundamental feature of mammalian physiology that has developed over hundreds of thousands of years under the continuous evolutionary pressure of energy conservation and efficiency. Evolution has fine-tuned the body’s clock to anticipate and respond to numerous environmental cues in order to maintain homeostatic […]

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Alzheimer’s Facts

Take a moment to consider these five amazing facts about Alzheimer’s Disease: DavidPerlmutter: Five Incredible Alzheimer’s Facts You Probably Don’t Know Alzheimer’s is preventable. More than 50% of Alzheimer’s cases can be prevented with specific attention to certain modifiable factors like amount of physical exercise, blood pressure and blood sugar level Alzheimer’s is treatable and […]

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Obesity and Prostate Cancer

Study shows obese men are more likely to see their cancer spread. Men in the study had a median body mass index (BMI) of 28.3, Keto says. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered normal weight. A BMI of 25 to under 30 is overweight, and a BMI of 30 or above is obese. […]

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Brown Fat in Diabetes and Obesity

People with higher levels of brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, in their bodies have better blood sugar control, higher insulin sensitivity and a better metabolism for burning fat stores, researchers have shown for the first time. The findings suggest that, because of the brown fat’s ability to better regulate blood sugar, this could be […]

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U.S. military is redefining its basic fitness standards

For the first time in 14 years, the military is rewriting its body composition standards and the methods used to determine whether troops are too fat to serve. Pentagon officials intend to publish a new policy later this year, a document expected to have sweeping effects on how the military defines and measures health and fitness. The review […]

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Cancer Cells Can ‘Hide’ in Fatty Tissue

Cancer stem cells can take cover and evade chemotherapy by hiding in fatty tissue, according to new research. A team of scientists in the US looked at the behaviour of leukaemia stem cells in mice and found they were building their own hideout in the fat – a bolt-hole that then increased their resistance to […]

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Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training

For years, athletes have known the benefits of high intensity interval training, which involves short, hard bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. Marathon runners, for example, who race at a steady pace over a long distance – 26.2 miles – can boost their fitness by doing regular workouts in training that include fast […]

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What Happens When Less Saturated Fat in Diet Is Replaced by Carbs

An analysis of how carbohydrate and fat intake affects blood lipid profiles in more than 100,000 individuals living in 19 low- to high-income countries suggests that the message to lower dietary saturated fats to lower cholesterol and thus decrease risk of cardiovascular disease may be misleading. More: Medscape: Lipids Suffer When Less Saturated Fat in […]

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