The Effect of Improved Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status on Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients

Type 2 diabetes is a global health concern, with an increased prevalence and high cost of treatment. Publimed: The Effect of Improved Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status on Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients: A Meta-Analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation and improved vitamin D […]

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The Circadian Clock and Hyperlipidemia

A circadian clock controls various physiological and behavioral rhythms. In mammals, a master circadian clock exists in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the hypothalamus, and slave oscillators can be found in most tissues. Publimed: Circadian rhythms in the CNS and peripheral clock disorders: the circadian clock and hyperlipidemia These circadian oscillations are controlled by “clock genes”. The […]

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Ketone body Transport in the Human Neonate and Infant

Using a continuous intravenous infusion of D-(-)-3-hydroxy[4,4,4-2H3]butyrate tracer, we measured total ketone body transport in 12 infants: six newborns, four 1-6-mo-olds, one diabetic, and one hyperinsulinemic infant. PMC: Ketone body transport in the human neonate and infant Ketone body inflow-outflow transport (flux) averaged 17.3 +/- 1.4 mumol kg-1 min-1 in the neonates, a value not different […]

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Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity – and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say. BBC: Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’ In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three international experts said it was time to “bust the myth” about exercise. They said while activity was […]

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Less Carbs, More Fat: Ketogenic Diet Makes Migraine Patients’ Headaches Disappear

Before the ketogenic diet became the latest low-carb diet trend, it was used to treat childhood epilepsy. Doctors had observed that fasting reduced the amount of seizures, and eating mainly fat and little else mimicked the effect of starvation in the brain. In recent years, researchers have made similar positive observations with migraines. Cherubino Di […]

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Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women

Previous studies have been unclear about the cardiovascular risks for metabolically healthy obese individuals. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women Objectives This study examined the associations among metabolically healthy obese individuals and 4 different presentations of incident cardiovascular disease in a contemporary population. […]

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Mick Jagger Gets Satisfaction From Diet That Could Add 10 Years to His Life

THE ‘keto’ diet favoured by ageing rocker Sir Mick Jagger could add ten years to your life, according to new research. The Herald: Mick Jagger gets satisfaction from diet that could add 10 years to his  Followers say the low carb high fat turns the body into a calorie busting machine by cutting out carbohydrates so […]

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Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California

Over the past 7 years, California clinicians have been amputating toes, feet, ankles and legs of patients with diabetes-related ischemia with much greater frequency than before, and public health officials, diabetes clinicians, and surgeons said they’re puzzled by the trend. MedPageToday: Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally Statewide, there was a 31% increase in these […]

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Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps

Obesity Prevalence in 2016 by Education and Age Obesity decreased by level of education. Adults without a high school degree or equivalent  had the highest self-reported obesity (35.5%), followed by high school graduates (32.3%), adults with some college (31.0%) and college graduates (22.2%). Young adults were half as likely to have obesity as middle-aged adults. […]

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