The National Cholesterol Education Program Diet (Low Fat) vs A Diet Lower in Carbohydrates and Higher in Protein and Monounsaturated Fat (Low Carb)

Details: 60 overweight individuals were randomized to a low-carb diet high in monounsaturated fat, or a low-fat diet based on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). Both groups were calorie restricted and the study went on for 12 weeks. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost an average of 6.2 kg (13.6 lbs), while the low-fat […]

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The Health Benefits of Ubuiquinol

There are many coenzymes. Among the most important is called Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. This vitamin-like substance is made naturally in the body and plays a critical role in the creation of cellular energy. It’s no surprise, then, that lots of CoQ10 is found inside the tissue of energy-demanding organs such as the heart, brain, […]

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Cardiovascular Deaths Linked to Poor Dietary Choices

Cardiovascular Deaths Linked to Poor Dietary Choices Cardiovascular disease claims 610,000 lives in the United States each year. It is the leading cause of mortality nationwide, accounting for one in every four deaths. A new analysis, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that a substantial portion of these deaths could be prevented […]

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How Sugar Makes You Sick

Table sugar (sucrose) consists of two bonded molecules: glucose and fructose. Inside the body, the bond is broken and glucose and fructose are released. The bloodstream picks up the glucose molecule and delivers it to any organ or muscle tissue that needs energy. The fructose molecule, however, can be metabolized only by the liver, which […]

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Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms

In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, we present a perspective that statins may be causative in coronary artery calcification and can function as mitochondrial toxins that impair muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of coenzyme Q10 and ‘heme A’, and thereby ATP generation. […]

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Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

We all know to go easy on the sweet stuff, but what actually happens to your system when you indulge? Here, eight ways sugar affects your body. Time: 8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Sugar Your brain suffers Fructose—the sugar that naturally occurs in fruit and is a component, with glucose, of […]

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Postmarket Safety Events Among Novel Therapeutics Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration Between 2001 and 2010

Postmarket safety events of novel pharmaceuticals and biologics occur when new safety risks are identified after initial regulatory approval of these therapeutics. These safety events can change how novel therapeutics are used in clinical practice and inform patient and clinician decision making. The Jama Network: Postmarket Safety Events Among Novel Therapeutics Approved by the US […]

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Dietary Sugars, Emerging Mechanisms of Disease

The rapid increase in metabolic diseases, which occurred in the last three decades in both industrialized and developing countries, has been related to the rise in sugar-added foods and sweetened beverages consumption. Publimed: Dietary Sugars and Endogenous Formation of Advanced Glycation Endproducts: Emerging Mechanisms of Disease. An emerging topic in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases related […]

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The Wrong White Crystals

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of premature mortality in the developed world, and hypertension is its most important risk factor. Controlling hypertension is a major focus of public health initiatives, and dietary approaches have historically focused on sodium. Open Heart: The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic disease […]

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Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought

Nearly four times as many Americans may die of diabetes as indicated on death certificates, a rate that would bump the disease up from the seventh-leading cause of death to No. 3, according to estimates in a recent study. The Washington Post: Diabetes is even deadlier than we thought, study suggests Researchers and advocates say that […]

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