LCHF Diet Makes Migraine Patients’ Headaches Disappear

The diet was originally developed for childhood epilepsy a century ago and is now studied to treat migraines. ResearchGate: 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 […]

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Association of Dietary and Supplement Fatty Acids with Coronary Risk

There were 32 observational studies (530,525 participants) of fatty acids from dietary intake; 17 observational studies (25,721 participants) of fatty acid biomarkers; and 27 randomized, controlled trials (103,052 participants) of fatty acid supplementation. In observational studies, relative risks for coronary disease were 1.02 (95% CI, 0.97 to 1.07) for saturated, 0.99 (CI, 0.89 to 1.09) […]

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Metabolic Parameters and Cardiac Parameters in Obese Children

Childhood obesity which is a predictor of adulthood obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, coronary artery diseases and subclinical inflammation. PubliMed: The Relationship between Metabolic Parameters, Cardiac Parameters and MIC-1/GDF15 in Obese Children. MIC-1/GDF15 may provide a link between childhood obesity and cardio metabolic complications that will occur in time course. […]

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The Truth About Calories

Calories are a national obsession but are they really worth counting? Dr Chris van Tulleken takes nine randomly selected supermarket foods to an independent testing laboratory and discovers that only one of the labels matches the calories in the packet. The calorie count of all the other foods is up to 10% above or below […]

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Obesity Linked to a Certain Type of Cancer

Having a large waistline, a high body mass index (BMI) and type 2 diabetes, may raise your risk for liver cancer, a new study suggests. CBS News: More evidence links obesity to a certain type of cancer As the participants’ BMI — a calculation based on height and weight — increased, so did their risk […]

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Short Informational Video on CAC / Calcium Scanning

A professional summary of Calcium Scanning technology, and what it can offer to the millions with hidden heart disease. Remember that since 2013, CAC is in the US and European guidelines – recommended for ‘middle-risk’ people – the largest group where MOST heart attacks occur! So why aren’t we using this amazing test, that takes […]

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Protein in Wheat Linked to the Inflammation

Scientists have discovered that a protein in wheat triggers the inflammation of chronic health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and also contributes towards the development of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. EurekAlert: New study links protein in wheat to the inflammation of chronic health conditions  With past studies commonly focusing on gluten and […]

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Fast Food Slows the Brain

For parents desperate to persuade their children about the ill-effects of takeaway meals it may be seen as a vindication of their warnings: a new study suggests that fast food may slow the brain. The Telegraph: Fast food slows the brain, new study finds Dr Kelly Purtell who led the study at Ohio State University, […]

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Fasting and Your Brain

How does fasting affect brain function? There is very little reliable human data, but some very interesting animal data, as recently reviewed. There are many potential benefits. While I tend to focus on weight loss and type 2 diabetes, there are many other benefits, including autophagy (a cellular cleansing process), lipolysis (fat burning), anti-aging effects […]

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Obesity Treatment by Very Low-Calorie-Ketogenic Diet at Two Years

The long-term effect of therapeutic diets in obesity treatment is a challenge at present. The current study aimed to evaluate the long-term effect of a very low-calorie-ketogenic (VLCK) diet on excess adiposity. Especial focus was set on visceral fat mass, and the impact on the individual burden of disease. Springer Link: Obesity treatment by very […]

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