Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients

Although various studies have examined the short-term effects of a ketogenic diet in reducing weight in obese patients, its long-term effects on various physical and biochemical parameters are not known. To determine the effects of a 24-week ketogenic diet (consisting of 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g/kg body weight protein, 20% saturated fat, and 80% polyunsaturated […]

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Carbohydrates Are Killing Us

This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — […]

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Not getting enough sleep seems to be even more deadly than we thought, new studies show

A trio of new studies show that too little or too much sleep is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.  Sleeping less than five hours per night raises the risk for a heart attack or stroke by about the same degree as smoking does, according one study in older men. This adds to a significant body of evidence that […]

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Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure

Harumi Okuyama outlines the research that lead to his paper that argues statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure. ‘Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms’ published in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology in February 2015. Our review on cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, was published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology in 2015, and had been downloaded from the journal […]

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Saturated fats no longer the true enemy

Saturated fats are not the enemy. But processed foods are, according to a new policy statement from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. On Thursday, the foundation released a new policy statement that questions conventional wisdom about the dangers of saturated fats on the heart. Saturated fat is found naturally in red meat, dairy […]

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No Significant Association with Dairy Fat Intake and Heart Disease

Controversy has emerged about the benefits compared with harms of dairy fat, including concerns over long-term effects. Previous observational studies have assessed self-reported estimates of consumption or a single biomarker measure at baseline, which may lead to suboptimal estimation of true risk. The aim of this study was to investigate prospective associations of serial measures […]

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Dietary Intake of Menaquinone Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: The Rotterdam Study

Vitamin K–dependent proteins, including matrix Gla-protein, have been shown to inhibit vascular calcification. Activation of these proteins via carboxylation depends on the availability of vitamin K. We examined whether dietary intake of phylloquinone (vitamin K-1) and menaquinone (vitamin K-2) were related to aortic calcification and coronary heart disease (CHD) in the population-based Rotterdam Study. The […]

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‘Carbohydrates are killing us’

This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — […]

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Genetic Study Supports Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity

According to the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity (CIM), the processed carbohydrates that flooded our diet during the low-fat diet craze undermine our metabolism and drive weight gain. Put simply: Processed carbohydrates — think white bread, white rice, potato products, low -fat snacks — raise insulin more than any other food, calorie for calorie. This is just Nutrition, 101. Insulin is the Miracle-Gro […]

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Man loses over 300 pounds on a low-carb diet

Tony has lost an impressive 326 lbs (148 kg) following a low-carb high-protein diet and walking. Congratulations! His weight-loss journey started in May 2016 after the wildfire in Fort McMurray. At this time, he had to use two airplane seats during the evacuation, delaying other people from getting to safety. This increased his motivation to attempt a […]

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