Genetic Factors Tied to Obesity May Protect Against Diabetes

Experts believe that where on the body people store surplus fat, whether round their middle or round the liver, may be genetically determined. Exactly where extra fat is stored matters more than the amount when it comes to insulin resistance and risk of diabetes and other conditions. Now 14 new genetic variants that dictate where […]

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Effects of A Low Carbohydrate Diet On Energy Expenditure During Weight Loss Maintenance

The objective of the study was to determine the effects of diets varying in carbohydrate to fat ratio on total energy expenditure. 164 adults aged 18-65 years with a body mass index of 25 or more participated to the study. After 12% (within 2%) weight loss on a run-in diet, participants were randomly assigned to […]

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A Staggering Number of Troops Are Fat and Tired, Report Says

A 2018 RAND report on health promotion and disease prevention has painted a grim picture of the military’s physical fitness and sleep standards. The study, featuring roughly 18,000 randomly selected participants across each of the service branches, showed that almost 66 percent of service members are considered to be either overweight or obese, based on the military’s […]

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New Research Suggests Link Between Diabetes and Brain Function

A study of older people in the UK suggests people with diabetes lose cognitive ability faster than people with normal blood sugar control. The findings, published in Diabetologia, was led by researchers at Imperial College London. They studied more than 5,000 people over the age of 50 and measured their cognitive decline over a 10 year […]

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The Straight Dope on Cholesterol

Cholesterol is one of the most misunderstood molecules in the human body. Much like fire, it can be an essential tool for life, if used properly, or a destructive force if allowed to run amok. In this presentation, Peter Attia will explain how the body creates, moves, and utilizes this vital molecule and how what […]

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What’s the Cause of Insulin Resistance?

Dr. Sarah Hallberg is a physician, board-certified lipidologist, Medical Director at Virta Health, Medical Director at the Indiana University Health Medical Weight Loss Program, and Executive Director at The Nutrition Coalition. She is the primary investigator on a recent clinical trial examining a technology-supported and medically-supervised ketogenic intervention that reverses type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.

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A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

The low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet (LCKD) may be effective for improving glycemia and reducing medications in patients with type 2 diabetes. From an outpatient clinic, we recruited 28 overweight participants with type 2 diabetes for a 16-week single-arm pilot diet intervention trial. We provided LCKD counseling, with an initial goal of <20 g carbohydrate/day, while reducing […]

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Kids See Thousands of Ads for Unhealthy Foods on Social Media

early three quarters of Canadian children are exposed to food marketing while using popular social media apps, a new study from the University of Ottawa found. The study, commissioned by Heart & Stroke, found that children see an estimated 111 advertisements for food per week, or an average of 5,772 ads per year on apps such as […]

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America’s Obesity Crisis

This study calculates the prevalence and economic effects of diseases related to obesity and overweight in the United States. These costs are paid by individuals and their households, employers, government, and society. The prevalence of obesity in the U.S. population has increased steadily since the 1960s—from 3.4 percent of adults in 1962 to 39.8 percent […]

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Childhood Obesity Rates Are At Their Highest Since 1999

Childhood obesity was on the decline, or so it seemed. Both scientific journals and media outlets, including from NPR as late as 2012, have reported within the last decade that its numbers were moving down. The numbers have moved — in the wrong direction, according to a prominent new study which shows the highest spike in obesity among children […]

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