Supra-Additive Effects of Combining Fat and Carbohydrate on Food Reward

Fat and carbohydrate interact to potentiate reward independently of liking. This is reflected in supra-additive responses in the striatum during food valuation. Participants are able to estimate energy density from fat, but not carbohydrate. Accurate estimation of energy density recruits a prefrontal-fusiform gyrus circuit Post-ingestive signals conveying information about the nutritive properties of food are […]

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Effects of medium-chain triglycerides on weight loss and body compositio

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) may result in negative energy balance and weight loss through increased energy expenditure and lipid oxidation. However, results from human intervention studies investigating the weight reducing potential of MCTs, have been mixed. To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of MCTs, specifically C8:0 and C10:0, […]

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Megan Ramos – ‘Practical Fasting: The Use of Therapeutic Fasting in a Clinical Setting’

Megan Ramos is the President and Co-Founder of the Intensive Dietary Management Program based in Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Megan attended the University of Toronto where she did clinical research in the field of nephrology and developed a strong interest in preventative medicine. For the last nineteen years Megan has worked alongside Dr. Jason Fung […]

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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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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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Triglycerides cross the blood–brain barrier and induce central leptin and insulin receptor

Resistance at the brain receptors for leptin and insulin has been associated with increased feeding, obesity and cognitive impairments. The causal agent for central resistance is unknown but could be derived from the blood. Here we postulate whether hypertriglyceridemia, the major dyslipidemia of the metabolic syndrome, could underlie central leptin and insulin resistance. We used […]

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