Bright Light Alters Metabolism

Exposure to bright light alters your metabolism, reports a new study. ScienceDaily: Bright light alters metabolism Scientists found bright light exposure increased insulin resistance compared to dim light exposure in both the morning and the evening. In the evening, bright light also caused higher peak glucose (blood sugar) levels. Over time, excess blood glucose can result […]

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Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases?

Epidemiologic studies suggest a link between excess sugar consumption and obesity, fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: Conversion of Sugar to Fat: Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases? One important pathway that may link these metabolic diseases to […]

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Energy Expenditure and Body Composition Changes after An Isocaloric Ketogenic Diet in Overweight and Obese Man

The carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity posits that habitual consumption of a high-carbohydrate diet sequesters fat within adipose tissue because of hyperinsulinemia and results in adaptive suppression of energy expenditure (EE). The American Journal of Clinical Journal: Energy expenditure and body composition changes after an isocaloric ketogenic diet in overweight and obese men Therefore, isocaloric exchange of dietary carbohydrate for fat is […]

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Eating at ‘wrong time’ affects body weight, circadian rhythms

A new high-precision feeding system for lab mice reinforces the idea that the time of day food is eaten is more critical to weight loss than the amount of calories ingested. Science Daily: Eating at ‘wrong time’ affects body weight, circadian rhythms Mice on a reduced calorie plan that ate only during their normal feeding/active cycle […]

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Low-Calorie Diet May Slow Aging

New research has revealed that as mice age, the biological clock in their stem cells remains just as active but shifts focus onto other cell processes. It becomes less concerned with maintaining tissue and more involved in dealing with stress, carrying out such functions as repairing damaged DNA. MedicalNews: Low-calorie diet may slow aging by ‘rejuvenating […]

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Glucose Metabolism in Polycystic Kidney Disease

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a common genetic disorder characterized by bilateral renal cyst formation. Publimed: Defective glucose metabolism in polycystic kidney disease identifies a new therapeutic strategy. Recent identification of signaling cascades deregulated in ADPKD has led to the initiation of several clinical trials, but an approved therapy is still lacking. Using a […]

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Mediterranean Diet for Cancer Prevention

A healthy diet plays an important role in primary and secondary prevention of cancer. The Mediterranean diet is associated with lower risk of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, and cancer—especially cancers of the breast and colon. Natural Medicine Journal: Mediterranean Diet for Cancer Prevention The mechanisms responsible for these effects include reductions […]

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What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass […]

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