Effects of Dietary and Exercise Intervention on Weight Loss and Body Composition in Obese Postmenopausal Women

This study examined the effects of dietary and exercise interventions on weight loss and body composition in overweight/obese peri- and postmenopausal women. Medline, Central, Embase, and Google Scholar databases were searched for relevant trials conducted until December 31, 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective studies of overweight/obese peri- or postmenopausal women that examined the […]

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Consumption of Honey, Sucrose, and High-Fructose Corn Syrup Produces Similar Metabolic Effects in Glucose-Tolerant and Intolerant Individuals

Public health recommendations call for a reduction in added sugars; however, controversy exists over whether all nutritive sweeteners produce similar metabolic effects. Objective: The objective was to compare the effects of the chronic consumption of 3 nutritive sweeteners [honey, sucrose, and high-fructose corn syrup containing 55% fructose (HFCS55)] on circulating glucose, insulin, lipids, and inflammatory markers; […]

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Long-Term Effects of a Ketogenic Diet in Obese Patients

Although various studies have examined the short-term effects of a ketogenic diet in reducing weight in obese patients, its long-term effects on various physical and biochemical parameters are not known. Objective is to determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and […]

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

Highlights Early time-restricted feeding (eTRF) increases insulin sensitivity eTRF also improves β cell function and lowers blood pressure and oxidative stress eTRF lowers the desire to eat in the evening, which may facilitate weight loss Intermittent fasting can improve health even in the absence of weight loss Intermittent fasting (IF) improves cardiometabolic health; however, it […]

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Fructose and Cardiometabolic Health

Recent attention has focused on fructose as having a unique role in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases. However, because we rarely consume fructose in isolation, the major source of fructose in the diet comes from fructose-containing sugars, sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, in sugar-sweetened beverages and foods. Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has been consistently […]

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Distinct Circadian Signatures in Liver and Gut Clocks Revealed by Ketogenic Diet

• KD induces tissue-specific reprogramming of the circadian clock in liver and gut • KD induces an increase in liver BMAL1 chromatin recruitment and amplitude of CCGs • KD drives tissue-specific oscillation of PPARα and its target genes • Oscillation of βOHB in gut and serum parallels gut-specific cycling of H3 acetylation The circadian clock […]

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What Will Happen to Your Body If You Walk Every Day

Walking is a totally free, easy exercise that requires little effort, and benefits not only your physical but also your mental well-being. If you’re looking for a simple yet very effective way of losing weight and improving your overall health, walking is something just for you. People who are physically active throughout their life are […]

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Low fat foods contain up to 5 TIMES more sugar of regular versions

Low-fat foods contain up to five times more sugar than their regular equivalents, a Sunday Mirror investigation has found. Companies market lower fat versions as healthier but add sugar to make up for the lack of taste, say experts. Batchelors Super Noodles Chicken has 1.1g of sugar per 100g but its “low fat” variety contains […]

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Management of Type 1 Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet

New research findings published in the journal PEDIATRICS reveal the power of a very low carb diet to normalize blood sugars for t1 diabetics of all ages with no negative consequences  The study evaluated glycemic control among children and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) who consume a very low–carbohydrate diet (VLCD). The authors conducted […]

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