Childhood Obesity Rates Are At Their Highest Since 1999

Childhood obesity was on the decline, or so it seemed. Both scientific journals and media outlets, including from NPR as late as 2012, have reported within the last decade that its numbers were moving down. The numbers have moved — in the wrong direction, according to a prominent new study which shows the highest spike in obesity among children […]

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Fermented Foods for Better Gut Health

Naturally fermented foods are getting a lot of attention from health experts these days because they may help strengthen your gut microbiome—the 100 trillion or so bacteria and microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. Researchers are beginning to link these tiny creatures to all sorts of health conditions from obesity to neurodegenerative diseases. Fermented […]

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The Toll of America’s Obesity

Beyond the human suffering, diet-related diseases impose massive economic costs. Obesity rates in the United States continue to worsen. So, too, does economic inequality. Are these trends related? After remaining essentially flat in the 1950s and 1960s, the prevalence of obesity doubled in adults and tripled in children between the 1970s and 2000. According to new data from the Centers […]

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Breast Cancer Risk in Metabolically Healthy but Overweight Postmenopausal Women

Adiposity is an established risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. Recent data suggest that high insulin levels in overweight women may play a major role in this relationship, due to insulin’s mitogenic/antiapoptotic activity. However, whether overweight women who are metabolically healthy (i.e., normal insulin sensitivity) have elevated risk of breast cancer is unknown. We investigated […]

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Profound Perturbation of the Metabolome in Obesity Is Associated with Health Risk

Obesity results in a profound perturbation of the plasma metabolome At any given BMI, abnormal metabolomes associate with different health outcomes At any given BMI, different genetic obesity risks do not change the metabolome A metabolome signature effectively tracks changes in obesity Obesity is a heterogeneous phenotype that is crudely measured by body mass index […]

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Carbotoxicity

Modern nutrition is often characterized by the excessive intake of different types of carbohydrates ranging from digestible polysaccharides to refined sugars that collectively mediate noxious effects on human health, a phenomenon that we refer to as “carbotoxicity.” Epidemiological and experimental evidence combined with clinical intervention trials underscore the negative impact of excessive carbohydrate uptake, as […]

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Does Fat Really Burn in the Flame of Carbohydrate?

Dr. Michael R. Eades received his BSCE degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pamona, California and his MD from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS). After completing training in General Surgery as UAMS, Dr. Eades (along with his wife) founded Medi-Stat Medical Clinics, a chain of general family medicine outpatient […]

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An Engineering View of Modern Chronic Disease Prevention

Ivor Cummins BE(Chem) CEng MIEI PMP® completed a Chemical Engineering degree at UCD in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions, and was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the top 6 of 500 applicants for “Irish Chartered Engineer of the Year”. Ivor’s focus and specialty is […]

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Metabolic Syndrome Highly Prevalent Even in Very Young Kids

Over 25% of 6-year-olds had at least one risk factor in study Over a quarter of young children in a study had abnormal metabolic profiles, researchers reported. In a cohort of 212 Swedish children around 6 years old, 26% possessed at least one of the criteria for metabolic syndrome — including hypertension, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, […]

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