What Lack of Sleep Does to Your Body

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy. The long term effects of sleep deprivation are […]

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Anatomical, Physiological, and Functional Diversity of Adipose Tissue

Adipose tissue depots can exist in close association with other organs, where they assume diverse, often non-traditional functions. In stem cell-rich skin, bone marrow, and mammary glands, adipocytes signal to and modulate organ regeneration and remodeling. Skin adipocytes and their progenitors signal to hair follicles, promoting epithelial stem cell quiescence and activation, respectively. Hair follicles […]

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The Truth About Fat

National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) governments respectively. The two specific guidelines introduced were for people to consume no more than 30% of total calories as dietary fat and no more than 10% of calories as saturated fat. It was believed at the […]

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The Effects of Long-Term Ubiquinol Intake on Improving the Quality of Life of Community Residents

Ubiquinol is widely used as an anti-aging supplement. In this study, we evaluated the effects of long-term ubiquinol intake on improving or maintaining the quality of life (QOL) of community residents. Methods: 124 adult (aged 22-86) residents (36 male, 88 female) participated in this trial. Each consumed 100-120 mg of ubiquinol per day for 6 months […]

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Health Benefits of Nut Consumption

Nuts (tree nuts and peanuts) are nutrient dense foods with complex matrices rich in unsaturated fatty and other bioactive compounds: high-quality vegetable protein, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds. By virtue of their unique composition, nuts are likely to beneficially impact health outcomes. Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of […]

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Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women

Previous studies have been unclear about the cardiovascular risks for metabolically healthy obese individuals. Objectives This study examined the associations among metabolically healthy obese individuals and 4 different presentations of incident cardiovascular disease in a contemporary population. Methods We used linked electronic health records (1995 to 2015) in The Health Improvement Network (THIN) to assemble a cohort […]

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Vitamin K2 as a Promoter of Bone and Cardiovascular Health

Inadequate calcium intake can lead to decreased bone mineral density, which can increase the risk of bone fractures. Supplemental calcium promotes bone mineral density and strength and can prevent osteoporosis (ie, porous bones), particularly in older adults and postmenopausal women.However, recent scientific evidence suggests that elevated consumption of calcium supplements can raise the risk for […]

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Importance of Maintaining Muscle Mass

The new study evaluates walking vs. weight lifting for weight loss among overweight seniors. OBJECTIVE: To examine the long-term effects of exercise modality during weight loss on body composition and associations between body composition and physical function changes. METHODS: Two hundred forty-nine older adults (66.9 ± 4.7 years, 71% women, 32% African American, BMI: 34.4 ± 3.7 kg/m2 ) were randomized […]

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Sugar Industry Buried Data about Sweet Danger of Sugar

Sugar industry made it back in the news. New York Time and Forbes are covering the last study published by PLOS: Sugar industry sponsorship of germ-free rodent studies linking sucrose to hyperlipidemia and cancer: An historical analysis of internal documents. In 1965, the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF) secretly funded a review in the New England Journal of […]

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