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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The Cholesterol and Calorie Hypotheses Are Both Dead

Emerging evidence shows that insulin resistance is the most important predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The Pharmaceutical Journal: The cholesterol and calorie hypotheses are both dead — it is time to focus on the real culprit: insulin resistance Aggressive lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been the cornerstone of preventative cardiology for decades. Statins […]

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To our knowledge, the effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure (BP) in individuals with preclinical or noncommunicable diseases has not been previously investigated in a meta-analysis, and the findings from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been inconsistent. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure in individuals with insulin […]

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Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet

We recently proposed that the biological markers improved by carbohydrate restriction were precisely those that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and that the common thread was regulation of insulin as a control element. Springer Link: Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet We specifically tested the […]

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Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk

This study reviewed cohort studies and randomized controlled trials on the link between fatty acids and the risk of heart disease or sudden cardiac death. The study included 49 observational studies with more than 550,000 participants, as well as 27 randomized controlled trials with more than 100,000 participants. Results: The study did not find any link […]

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