Dr. Stephen Phinney – ‘The Case For Nutritional Ketosis’

Dr. Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.

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Obesity-Related Hospital Admissions Double in Four Years

The number of obesity-related hospital admissions has more than doubled in the last four years with obese women in particular placing an increasing burden on the NHS, new figures show. There were almost 617,000 appointments in 2016-17 where obesity was either a primary or secondary diagnosis – up from 292,000 in 2012-13. Two in every […]

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Trends in Obesity and Severe Obesity Prevalence in US Youth and Adults by Sex and Age, 2007-2008 to 2015-2016

Obesity prevalence has been increasing since the 1980s among adults, but among youth, prevalence plateaued between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014.1,2 We analyzed trends in obesity prevalence among US youth and adults between 2007-2008 and 2015-2016 in order to determine recent changes. Methods The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is a cross-sectional survey with a complex, […]

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Global Correlates of Cardiovascular Risk: A Comparison of 158 Countries

The aim of this study was a large-scale ecological analysis of nutritional and other environmental factors potentially associated with the incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in the global context. Indicators of CVDs from 158 countries were compared with the statistics of mean intake (supply) of 60 food items between 1993 and 2011, obesity rates, health […]

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Insulin vs. Ketones – The Battle for Brown Fat

Dr. Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. He is currently a professor of pathophysiology and a biomedical scientist at Brigham Young University in Utah. Dr. Bikman’s professional focus as a scientist and professor is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, […]

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Fasting and Insulin resistance

Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those […]

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What is Metabolic Syndrome, and Why are Children Getting It?

Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of at least three of the five following medical conditions: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Metabolic syndrome is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In the US about a quarter of the adult population have metabolic syndrome, and the prevalence increases with age, with racial […]

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Ivor Cummins – ‘An Engineering View of Modern Chronic Disease Prevention’

Ivor Cummins BE(Chem) CEng MIEI PMP® completed a Chemical Engineering degree at UCD in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions, and was shortlisted in 2015 as one of the top 6 of 500 applicants for “Irish Chartered Engineer of the Year”. Ivor’s focus and specialty is […]

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Ketogenic Diet is Cardioprotective Against Heart Failure

Ketone metabolism is upregulated during heart failure (HF) in mice and humans. However, the functional significance of the upregulated ketone metabolism in the failing heart is poorly understood. Objective: To determine whether a ketogenic diet is protective against pressure-overload-induced heart failure and to demonstrate the underlying mechanism. Methods and Results: C57BL/6J wild-type mice were fed a ketogenic […]

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