3 First Steps to Going Keto (Credit Card NOT Required)

Are you considering Keto? If so, congratulations! You are about to embark on a health journey which will yield wonderful, long-lasting health benefits. It can seem confusing at first, but it really doesn’t have to be. Instead of spending lots of money on lots of “keto” products, just relax and start here. It’s free, and […]

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Green Tea Extract Prevents Obesity

Gut-derived endotoxin translocation provokes obesity by inducing TLR4/NFκB inflammation. We hypothesized that catechin-rich green tea extract (GTE) would protect against obesity-associated TLR4/NFκB inflammation by alleviating gut dysbiosis and limiting endotoxin translocation. Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a low-fat (LF) or high-fat (HF) diet containing 0% or 2% GTE for 8 weeks. At Week 7, fluorescein […]

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Diabetes, Adult Neurogenesis and Brain Remodeling

The prevalence of diabetes rapidly increased during the last decades in association with important changes in lifestyle. Diabetes and hyperglycemia are well-known for inducing deleterious effects on physiologic processes, increasing for instance cardiovascular diseases, nephropathy, retinopathy and foot ulceration. Interestingly, diabetes also impairs brain morphology and functions such as  decreased neurogenesis (proliferation, differentiation and cell […]

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Association Between Ultraprocessed Food Consumption and Risk of Mortality Among Middle-Aged Adults

Question  Is high consumption of ultraprocessed food associated with an increase in overall mortality risk? Findings  In this cohort study of 44 551 French adults 45 years or older, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultraprocessed food consumption was statistically significantly associated with a 14% higher risk of all-cause mortality. Meaning  An increase in ultraprocessed food consumption may […]

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Evaluation of Chemical and Physical Changes in Different Commercial Oils during Heating

When cooking oils are exposed to heat, oil degradation occurs, and by-products are produced (free fatty acids, secondary products of oxidation, polar compounds). Some by-products of oil degradation have adverse effects on health. The smoke point of an oil is believed to be correlated with the safety and stability under heat, although technical evidence to […]

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Roles of Hyperphagia and Hyperinsulinemia in Pathogenesis of the Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a serious health-related condition all over the world; the number of patients is increasing in Asian countries including Japan. Better understanding of its pathophysiology is required to develop effective therapeutics, as patients may go on to develop non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and hepatocellular carcinomas. While NAFLD is believed to be associated […]

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Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a complex and burdensome disease that requires the person with diabetes to make numerous daily decisions regarding food, physical activity, and medications.   It also necessitates that the person be proficient in a number of self-management skills (35,75,76). In order for people to learn the skills necessary to be effective self-managers, DSME is […]

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Attributable Failure of First-line Cancer Treatment and Incremental Costs Associated With Smoking by Patients With Cance

Previous studies have shown that continued smoking among patients with cancer can increase overall and cancer-specific mortality, risk for second primary cancer, and risk for toxic effects of cancer treatment. To our knowledge, there have been no efforts to estimate additional costs for cancer treatment attributed to smoking.   For this economic evaluation, a model […]

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Secrets to Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s Disease

Paul Alan Cox is a Harvard Ph.D. who has searched for new medicines from plants used by traditional healers in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. For these efforts TIME magazine named him one of 11 “Heroes of Medicine.” His efforts in preserving island rain forests were recognized with the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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