One Third of Americans Are Headed for Diabetes

Roughly one third of Americans — or more than 84 million people — have prediabetes, and most have no idea. A simple blood test can detect prediabetes, a condition marked by higher-than-normal blood sugar. Changes in lifestyle — including eating and exercise habits — can often stop the onset of full-blown type 2 diabetes, which […]

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How Metabolism and Brain Activity are Linked

A new study shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many epilepsy patients can be controlled by a specially formulated diet. The findings reveal that metabolism controls the processes that inhibit brain activity, such as that involved in convulsions. […]

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Diet Affects Progression of Autoimmune Diseases

Dietary fatty acids affect the development and progression of autoimmune chronic-inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In a collaborative study between the Departments of Neurology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (St. Josef-Hospital) and the Friedrich Alexander Universtiy Erlangen, researchers now found that long-chain fatty acids promote the development and propagation of CNS reactive immune cells in […]

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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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Strength Training Builds More Than Muscles

Most of us know that strength training (with free weights, weight machines, or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. What many of us don’t know is that strong muscles lead to strong bones. And strong bones can help minimize the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. Harvard Medical School: Strength […]

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Scientifically-Designed Fasting Diet Lowers Risks for Major Diseases

Results of a randomized clinical trial shows a periodic, five-day fasting diet designed by a researcher safely reduced the risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases. ScienceDaily: Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases What if you could lose weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening disease without any changes in […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Dieting and Fasting

Researchers have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Source: ScienceDaily: Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature […]

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Impact of Post-Meal and One-Time Daily Exercise in Patient with Type 2 Diabetes

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of short-timed post-meal and one-time daily exercise on glycemic control in patients with T2DM. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome: Impact of post-meal and one-time daily exercise in patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized crossover study Methods Sixty-four T2DM patients were randomised into crossover design. Group […]

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Statins, Muscle Disease and Mitochondria

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for >17 million deaths globally every year, and this figure is predicted to rise to >23 million by 2030. Numerous studies have explored the relationship between cholesterol and CVD and there is now consensus that dyslipidaemia is a causal factor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. PMC: Statins, Muscle Disease and Mitochondria Statins […]

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The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a nine-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director the Clevland Clinic Center and serves as founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor on many […]

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