Early Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Insulin Sensitivity, Blood Pressure, and Oxidative Stress

Intermittent fasting (IF) improves cardiometabolic health; however, it is unknown whether these effects are due solely to weight loss. We conducted the first supervised controlled feeding trial to test whether IF has benefits independent of weight loss by feeding participants enough food to maintain their weight. Our proof-of-concept study also constitutes the first trial of […]

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Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets

Low-carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss, but their cardiovascular effects have not been well-studied, particularly in diverse populations. The objective of the study is to examine the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet compared with a low-fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors. In the study were involved 148 men and women without clinical […]

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Stress Raises Cholesterol Levels

It appears so for some people, according to a new study that examines how reactions to stress over a period of time can raise a person’s lipid levels. This finding is reported in the November issue of Health Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA). In a sample of 199 healthy middle-aged men and women, […]

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Lack of An Association or An Inverse Association between Low-Density-Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Mortality

 It is well known that total cholesterol becomes less of a risk factor or not at all for all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality with increasing age, but as little is known as to whether low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), one component of total cholesterol, is associated with mortality in the elderly, we decided to investigate this […]

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Obesity as A Cardiovascular Risk Factor

The prevalence of overweight and obesity continues to increase rapidly in the United States, with more than half of all adults currently overweight or obese. In general, people become obese because of a combination of inherited genes and a lifestyle consisting of low levels of physical activity and consumption of excess calories. Obesity, especially the […]

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Carbohydrates Are Killing Us

This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — […]

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Beneficial Effects of Ketogenic Diet in Obese Diabetic Subjects

Obesity is closely linked to the incidence of type II diabetes. It is found that effective management of body weight and changes to nutritional habits especially with regard to the carbohydrate content and glycemic index of the diet have beneficial effects in obese subjects with glucose intolerance. Previously we have shown that ketogenic diet is […]

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Eggs Not Linked to Cardiovascular Risk, Despite Conflicting Advice

Eating up to 12 eggs a week does not increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds – despite conflicting dietary advice continuing around the world. University of Sydney researchers aim to help clear up conflicting dietary advice around egg consumption, as a new study finds eating up […]

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