Association Between Prediabetes and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

To evaluate associations between different definitions of prediabetes and the risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality. The BMJ: Association between prediabetes and risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis Prospective cohort studies from general populations were included for meta-analysis if they reported adjusted relative risks with 95% confidence […]

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Risks and Costs of Diabetes Medication

A previous analysis examined the contribution of endocrine disruptor exposures (endocrine-disrupting chemicals, EDCs) to adult diabetes, but was limited to effects of phthalates in middle-aged women and did not simultaneously examine multiple EDCs which are known to coexist in the environment. We therefore endeavoured to quantify potential reductions in diabetes and disease costs that could […]

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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 […]

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Inflammation Halts Fat-Burning

Scientists at the University of Bonn have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy-consuming brown slimming cells. Can this interesting approach also be used to combat obesity? In a recent study, the university researchers show why the inflammatory responses that often occur in […]

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Put Down the Donut

In recent times, public awareness regarding the dangers of sugar is increasing daily. But why is this anti-sugar movement only gaining enough strength and support to make a real difference now? Salon: Put down the donut: When Americans became hooked on sugar instead of natural fat, obesity ballooned  The truth is that we haven’t had […]

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Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet And a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet

Untested alternative weight loss diets, such as very low carbohydrate diets, have unsubstantiated efficacy and the potential to adversely affect cardiovascular risk factors. Therefore, we designed a randomized, controlled trial to determine the effects of a very low carbohydrate diet on body composition and cardiovascular risk factors. Publimed: A randomized trial comparing a very low […]

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Ketogenic Diets As An Adjuvant Cancer Therapy

Cancer cells, relative to normal cells, demonstrate significant alterations in metabolism that are proposed to result in increased steady-state levels of mitochondrial-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as O2•−and H2O2. It has also been proposed that cancer cells increase glucose and hydroperoxide metabolism to compensate for increased levels of ROS. PMC: Ketogenic diets as an […]

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