Insulin: Miracle-Gro for fat cells

Highly processed carbs — white bread, sugary cereal, white rice, regular pasta and bagels, for example — produce rapid rises and drops in blood sugar, which can lead to weight gain. They also can lead to something called metabolic syndrome, which is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome […]

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Jeff Volek explains the power of ketogenic diets to reverse type 2 diabetes

Today’s episode features an important interview with Dr. Jeff Volek, a researcher who has spent the past 20 years studying how humans adapt to carbohydrate-restricted diets. His most recent work, which is one of the key topics of today’s interview, has focused on the science of ketones and ketogenic diets and their use as a […]

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Researcher reports on the dietary causes of heart disease

A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart — unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking). The researcher, Fred Kummerow, an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University […]

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Obesity Among All US Adults Reaches All-Time High

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics. Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence […]

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What to Eat and What to Avoid

See proof that America’s dietitians are controlled by food manufacturers like Coke, Pepsi, Mars M&M, General Mills and the junk food association (National Confectioner’s Association). These groups are approved lecturers for dietitians’ continuing education credits. Just like how Monsanto controls conventional farmers and Pharmaceutical companies control conventional doctors, you’ll find dietitians are controlled by the […]

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Worldwide Trends in Body-Mass Index, Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity from 1975 to 2016

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults. Methods We […]

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Soaring Global Obesity Rates

New research is offering fresh insight into the global epidemic of obesity, revealing which countries are suffering most, how much it could cost them to treat related illnesses, and giving one glimmer of hope in the battle to beat the bulge. CBS: Soaring global obesity rates come with hefty price tag One study has found that the […]

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Adverse Metabolic Effects of Dietary Fructose

The effects of dietary sugar on risk factors and the processes associated with metabolic disease remain a controversial topic, with recent reviews of the available evidence arriving at widely discrepant conclusions. Publimed: Adverse metabolic effects of dietary fructose: results from the recent epidemiological, clinical, and mechanistic studies. RECENT FINDINGS: There are many recently published epidemiological studies […]

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Relation Between Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Childhood Obesity

The rising prevalence of obesity in children has been linked in part to the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. Our aim was to examine this relation. The Lancet: Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis Methods We enrolled 548 ethnically diverse schoolchildren (age 11·7 years, SD 0·8) from public schools in […]

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