Glyphosate: Unsafe on Any Plate

A leading FDA-registered food safety testing laboratory has found extremely high levels of the pesticide glyphosate in some of America’s most popular food products. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, is the most heavily used chemical weedkiller in food and agricultural productionin human history, as a result of the widespread adoption of genetically engineered crops […]

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A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

There’s a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a nine-year research project, scientists have made a breakthrough. They’ve narrowed down the mechanism whereby cancer cells metabolise sugar. The focus of the new research was on a metabolic effect that has been understood for over […]

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Management of Type 1 Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet

New research findings published in the journal PEDIATRICS reveal the power of a very low carb diet to normalize blood sugars for t1 diabetics of all ages with no negative consequences  The study evaluated glycemic control among children and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who consume a very low–carbohydrate diet (VLCD). The authors conducted […]

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Food Swamps Predict Obesity Rates Better Than Food Deserts in the United States

This paper investigates the effect of food environments, characterized as food swamps, on adult obesity rates. Food swamps have been described as areas with a high-density of establishments selling high-calorie fast food and junk food, relative to healthier food options. This study examines multiple ways of categorizing food environments as food swamps and food deserts, […]

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McDonald’s food has more calories, sugar and salt than 30 years ago despite chain’s pledges to be healthier

Sugar was up to three times higher in its burgers — including its Big Mac and Filet-O-Fish. Meanwhile, levels of protein have fallen in most burgers and by a fifth in its chicken nuggets. Professor Graham McGregor, of Action On Sugar, said: “These figures truly are shocking. “At a time when the food industry should […]

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Deaths Attributable to Diabetes in the United States: Comparison of Data Sources and Estimation Approaches

The goal of this research was to identify the fraction of deaths attributable to diabetes in the United States. Research Design and Methods We estimated population attributable fractions (PAF) for cohorts aged 30–84 who were surveyed in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) between 1997 and 2009 (N = 282,322) and in the National Health […]

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Walking and Diabetes

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, especially in the U.S., and is classified mainly into type 1 and type 2. Although type 2 diabetes constitutes ∼90% of the population burden of diabetes and is classically associated with a BMI that is >27 kg/m2, modern society and improvements in multiple technologies have transformed type 1 diabetes into […]

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Repeated Sugar-Spikes Damage Your Arteries

Heart disease stems from damage of the arteries, which eventually affect the heart. There is a common myth that high levels of fat in the blood cause cholesterol to begin to stick to the walls of the arteries. However, without arterial wall damage, cholesterol cannot begin to form a “plaque”, no matter how high your […]

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