Fat and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Objective is to systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD) and associated mortality, ischemic stroke, and type 2 diabetes. BMJ: Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, […]

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Behavioral and Neurochemical Effects of Intermittent, Excessive Sugar Intake

Evidence for sugar addiction: Behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. The experimental question is whether or not sugar can be a substance of abuse and lead to a natural form of addiction. Publimed: Evidence for sugar addiction: behavioral and neurochemical effects of intermittent, excessive sugar intake. “Food addiction” […]

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Evidence for Sugar Addiction

The experimental question is whether or not sugar can be a substance of abuse and lead to a natural form of addiction. “Food addiction” seems plausible because brain pathways that evolved to respond to natural rewards are also activated by addictive drugs. Sugar is noteworthy as a substance that releases opioids and dopamine and thus […]

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Diet On Glycemic Control In Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Dietary carbohydrate is the major determinant of postprandial glucose levels, and several clinical studies have shown that low-carbohydrate diets improve glycemic control. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that a diet lower in carbohydrate would lead to greater improvement in glycemic control over a 24-week period in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes […]

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Dietary Protein And Skeletal Health

Both dietary calcium and vitamin D are undoubtedly beneficial to skeletal health. In contrast, despite intense investigation, the impact of dietary protein on calcium metabolism and bone balance remains controversial. A widely held view is that high intakes of animal protein result in increased bone resorption, reduced bone mineral density, and increased fractures because of […]

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Insulin Resistance and Cancer Risk

Insulin resistance is common in individuals with obesity or type 2 diabetes (T2D), in which circulating insulin levels are frequently increased. Journal of Diabetes Research: Insulin Resistance and Cancer Risk: An Overview of the Pathogenetic Mechanisms Recent epidemiological and clinical evidence points to a link between insulin resistance and cancer. The mechanisms for this association […]

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Dietary Sugar and Colon Cancer

It has been hypothesized that levels of triglycerides, glucose, and insulin are associated with risk of colon cancer and that diets high in simple sugars increase risk of colon cancer because of their impact on these factors. Limited epidemiological evidence supports the association between simple carbohydrates and risk of colon cancer. American Association for Cancer […]

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Metabolic Effects of Dietary Fructose

The effects of dietary sugar on risk factors and the processes associated with metabolic disease remain a controversial topic, with recent reviews of the available evidence arriving at widely discrepant conclusions. Publimed: Adverse metabolic effects of dietary fructose: results from the recent epidemiological, clinical, and mechanistic studies. There are many recently published epidemiological studies that […]

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Fructose and Visceral Adiposity

Studies in animals have documented that, compared with glucose, dietary fructose induces dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. To assess the relative effects of these dietary sugars during sustained consumption in humans, overweight and obese subjects consumed glucose- or fructose-sweetened beverages providing 25% of energy requirements for 10 weeks. PMC: Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral […]

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