The Toll of America’s Obesity

Beyond the human suffering, diet-related diseases impose massive economic costs. Obesity rates in the United States continue to worsen. So, too, does economic inequality. Are these trends related? After remaining essentially flat in the 1950s and 1960s, the prevalence of obesity doubled in adults and tripled in children between the 1970s and 2000. According to new data from the Centers […]

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Reverse engineered approach to human longevity

Dr. Peter Attia is a health speaker, researcher, nutrition and longevity expert, and the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice focusing on the applied science of longevity and optimal performance. His practice applies nutrition science, lipidology, four-system endocrinology, sleep physiology, stress management, and exercise physiology to minimize the risk of chronic disease onset, […]

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We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen?

Hypotheses abound concerning the origins of the global obesity epidemic. Genetic predisposition, maternal obesity, excessive maternal weight gain, diabetes, tobacco use during pregnancy, and prenatal exposure to obesogens or endocrine disruptors have all been implicated. An international survey of more than 300 policymakers reported that more than 90% believed personal motivation was a strong or very […]

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Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets

Low-carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss, but their cardiovascular effects have not been well-studied, particularly in diverse populations. The objective of the study is to examine the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet compared with a low-fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors. In the study were involved 148 men and women without clinical […]

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Sleep deprivation: Impact on cognitive performance

Today, prolonged wakefulness is a widespread phenomenon. Nevertheless, in the field of sleep and wakefulness, several unanswered questions remain. Prolonged wakefulness can be due to acute total sleep deprivation (SD) or to chronic partial sleep restriction. Although the latter is more common in everyday life, the effects of total SD have been examined more thoroughly. […]

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Healthy dietary indices and risk of depressive outcomes

With depression being the psychiatric disorder incurring the largest societal costs in developed countries, there is a need to gather evidence on the role of nutrition in depression, to help develop recommendations and guide future psychiatric healthcare. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize the link between diet quality, measured using a range […]

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Development of the Highly Processed Food Withdrawal Scale

Food addiction posits that highly processed foods may be capable of triggering addictive-like symptoms in some individuals, including withdrawal. The current study developed and assessed the psychometric properties of the first self-report measure of highly processed food withdrawal. Individuals (n = 231) aged 19-68 (51.9% female) were recruited online through Amazon Mechanical Turk and reported cutting down […]

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Alternate-day fasting in nonobese subjects: effects on body weight, body composition, and energy metabolism

Prolonged dietary restriction increases the life span in rodents. Some evidence suggests that alternate-day fasting may also prolong the life span. Our goal was to determine whether alternate-day fasting is a feasible method of dietary restriction in nonobese humans and whether it improves known biomarkers of longevity. Nonobese subjects (8 men and 8 women) fasted […]

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Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health Markers in Those with Type 2 Diabetes: A Pilot Study

The aim of the study is t determine the short-term biochemical effects and clinical tolerability of intermittent fasting (IF) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We describe a three-phase observational study (baseline 2 wk, intervention 2 wk, follow-up 2 wk) designed to determine the clinical, biochemical, and tolerability of IF in community-dwelling volunteer […]

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