Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine 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. Yale News: Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed In their study, published in […]

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Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

This is a crustless version for pizza lovers. Pur Marinara to cover bottom of 9×13 casserole dish and: brown groyn beef and saute garlic. Season your meat with some Italian seasoning, saute mushroom and peppers, spinach (any veggies you like) and layer it over; add mozzarella; top with pepperoni & bacon. Place under broiler until […]

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Effect of fructose consumption on insulin sensitivity in nondiabetic subjects

High fructose consumption has been suggested to contribute to several features of metabolic syndrome including insulin resistance, but to our knowledge, no previous meta-analyses have investigated the effect of fructose on insulin sensitivity in nondiabetic subjects. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled diet-intervention studies in nondiabetic subjects to determine the effect of […]

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Very High Fructose Intake Increases Serum LDL-Cholesterol and Total Cholesterol

Fructose is widely used as a sweetener in the production of many foods, yet the relation between fructose intake and cholesterol remains uncertain. In this study, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of human, controlled, feeding trials involving isocaloric fructose exchange for other carbohydrates to quantify the effects of fructose on serum total cholesterol […]

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Role of Insulin-Stimulated Adipose Tissue Perfusion in the Development of Whole-Body Insulin Resistance

After food ingestion, macronutrients are transported to and stored in the skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. They can be subsequently used as an energy source in times of energy deprivation. Uptake of these nutrients in myocytes and adipocytes depends largely on adequate tissue perfusion. Interestingly, insulin is able to dilate skeletal muscle arterioles, which facilitates […]

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Jeff Volek – The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond

Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/GC1vMBRFiwE” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> Thus it is more productive to think of obesity as a problem in ‘energy flow’ rather than […]

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