Fasting Regenerates Your Entire Immune System

Prolonged fasting downregulates a IGF-1/PKA pathway in stem Prolong fasting protects hematopoietic cells from chemotoxicity Prolonged fasting cycles promote HSC self-renewal to reverse immunosuppression Inhibition of IGF-1 or PKA signaling mimics the effects of prolonged Immune system defects are at the center of aging and a range of diseases. Here, we show that prolonged fasting […]

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Disease-Causing Effects of High Carbohydrate Diets

Whilst evidence accumulates that high carbohydrate diets are associated with increased rates of obesity and diabetes, there is growing evidence that a range of other conditions including dementia and cancer may also have their origins in high carbohydrate diets. In this presentation I will present the scientific evidence as it currently is, linking high carbohydrate […]

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Statins increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Experimental studies have shown that statins have potential protective effects against cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of statins was associated with prostate cancer risk. We conducted a population-based case-control study in Taiwan. Data were retrospectively collected from the Taiwan National health Insurance Research Database. Cases consisted of all […]

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The Big Fat Surprise

Nina Teicholz is the author of the book, The Big Fat Surprise (Simon & Schuster 2014), which makes the argument that modern nutrition science, over the past 60 years, has been wrong about dietary fat. She argues that eating fat is essential to good health, and that the saturated fats, as found in meat, cheese, […]

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Sweetened Beverage Consumption, Incident Coronary Heart Disease, and Biomarkers of Risk in Men

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with weight gain and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Few studies have tested for a relationship with coronary heart disease (CHD) or intermediate biomarkers. The role of artificially sweetened beverages is also unclear. Methods and Results We performed an analysis of the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, a prospective cohort […]

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Heart Failure Fact Sheet

Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating. Heart Failure in the United States About 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure.1 One in 9 deaths […]

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The Low-Carbohydrate Diet and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Obesity is an important public health issue because of its high prevalence and concomitant increase in risk of cardiovascular diseases. PMC: The low-carbohydrate diet and cardiovascular risk factors: Evidence from epidemiologic studies Low carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss and weight management but are not recommended in leading guidelines due to the perception that increases […]

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Isocaloric Fructose Restriction and Metabolic Improvement in Obese Children

Dietary fructose is implicated in metabolic syndrome, but intervention studies are confounded by positive caloric balance, changes in adiposity, or artifactually high amounts. This study determined whether isocaloric substitution of starch for sugar would improve metabolic parameters in Latino (n = 27) and African-American (n = 16) children with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Wiley Online Library: Isocaloric fructose restriction and […]

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