Exercise Training Improves the Insulin Sensitivity

It is not known whether the beneficial effects of exercise training on insulin sensitivity are due to changes in hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity or whether the changes in insulin sensitivity can be explained by adaptive changes in fatty acid metabolism, changes in visceral fat or changes in liver and muscle triacylglycerol content. We investigated […]

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New Ketogenic Diet & Heart Health–New Research Updates by Sarah Hallberg, MD

After years of prescribing insulin to diabetic patients, Dr. Hallberg realized there has to be a better way. She transformed her practice and medical advice to incorporate lifestyle-based medicine and is now working with the VirtaHealth team—putting the low-carb ketogenic diet to the test and publishing outcome data.

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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Responses to a Type 2 Diabetes Care Model Including Nutritional Ketosis

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). We recently reported that glycemic control in patients with T2D can be significantly improved through a continuous care intervention (CCI) including nutritional ketosis. The purpose of this study was to examine CVD risk factors in this cohort. METHODS: […]

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American Toddlers Consume Too Much Added Sugar

A new study suggests children in the US begin consuming added sugar at a very young age and that many toddlers’ sugar intake exceeds the maximum amount recommended for adults. The study found 99 percent of a representative sample of US toddlers age 19-23 months consumed an average of just over 7 teaspoons of added sugar on […]

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Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Clean Label Project™ completed a study of 134 protein powder products from 52 brands. Products were screened for over 130 toxins including heavy metals, BPA, pesticides, and other contaminants with links to cancer and other health conditions. PRODUCTS Clean Label Project had the top-selling protein powder products – animal-based, whey, and plant-based – tested and reviewed […]

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Food and Heart Health Documentary – What are you Eating?

Interesting Irish documentary around the foods we eat and how they contribute to Heart Attack risk. LCHF advocates Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Prof Sherif Sultan are in great form. Lots of mixed messages throughout though – the fat situation generally well presented, but fat-phobia lurks and pops up regularly. Processed foods, refined carbs and sugar […]

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Association of Body Mass Index With Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Compression of Morbidity

Prior studies have demonstrated lower all-cause mortality in individuals who are overweight compared with those with normal body mass index (BMI), but whether this may come at the cost of greater burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is unknown. To calculate lifetime risk estimates of incident CVD and subtypes of CVD and to estimate years lived […]

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Sugar Consumption Plays Greater Role in Heart Disease than Saturated Fat

Atherosclerotic Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is responsible for one in every six deaths in the United States as well as being the leading cause of death throughout the developed world. Healthcare professionals have for many years sought to limit and control CHD by focusing on prevention and, from a dietary perspective, on limiting saturated fats. […]

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Statins increase the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Experimental studies have shown that statins have potential protective effects against cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the use of statins was associated with prostate cancer risk. We conducted a population-based case-control study in Taiwan. Data were retrospectively collected from the Taiwan National health Insurance Research Database. Cases consisted of all […]

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

Metabolic syndrome, sometimes known by other names, is a clustering of at least three of the five following medical conditions: abdominal obesity, high blood pre.ssure, 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 has metabolic syndrome, and the prevalence increases […]

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