Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases?

Epidemiologic studies suggest a link between excess sugar consumption and obesity, fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: Conversion of Sugar to Fat: Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases? One important pathway that may link these metabolic diseases to […]

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Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation

What do heart attacks and depression have in common? Both might be caused by inflammation. Nova Next: Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class […]

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Energy Expenditure and Body Composition Changes after An Isocaloric Ketogenic Diet in Overweight and Obese Man

The carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity posits that habitual consumption of a high-carbohydrate diet sequesters fat within adipose tissue because of hyperinsulinemia and results in adaptive suppression of energy expenditure (EE). The American Journal of Clinical Journal: Energy expenditure and body composition changes after an isocaloric ketogenic diet in overweight and obese men Therefore, isocaloric exchange of dietary carbohydrate for fat is […]

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Beef Caulifried Rice

Directions: 1. In one skillet heat beef patty Shortcut: Angus Beef patties 2. In 2nd skillet ; – Heat butter (or ghee) & vegies in skillet – Add riced cauliflower (either buy frozen or use food processor on fresh) – Sauté until soft and then add minced garlic – Sauté additional veggies-diced carrots, peppers, broccoli – […]

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Eating at ‘wrong time’ affects body weight, circadian rhythms

A new high-precision feeding system for lab mice reinforces the idea that the time of day food is eaten is more critical to weight loss than the amount of calories ingested. Science Daily: Eating at ‘wrong time’ affects body weight, circadian rhythms Mice on a reduced calorie plan that ate only during their normal feeding/active cycle […]

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Low-Calorie Diet May Slow Aging

New research has revealed that as mice age, the biological clock in their stem cells remains just as active but shifts focus onto other cell processes. It becomes less concerned with maintaining tissue and more involved in dealing with stress, carrying out such functions as repairing damaged DNA. MedicalNews: Low-calorie diet may slow aging by ‘rejuvenating […]

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The Low-Carbohydrate Diet and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Obesity is an important public health issue because of its high prevalence and concomitant increase in risk of cardiovascular diseases. PMC: The low-carbohydrate diet and cardiovascular risk factors: Evidence from epidemiologic studies Low carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss and weight management but are not recommended in leading guidelines due to the perception that increases […]

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Sleep Loss Can Affect Alzheimer

A single night of interrupted sleep causes an increase in brain proteins believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease, researchers reported. NBC News: Here’s How Sleep Loss Can Affect Alzheimer’s They believe their research shows that sleep helps the body clear away the compounds, called amyloid and tau, and that interrupting sleep may allow too much of them […]

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Mediterranean Diet for Cancer Prevention

A healthy diet plays an important role in primary and secondary prevention of cancer. The Mediterranean diet is associated with lower risk of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, and cancer—especially cancers of the breast and colon. Natural Medicine Journal: Mediterranean Diet for Cancer Prevention The mechanisms responsible for these effects include reductions […]

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Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Macular Degeneration

Better adherence to a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of developing neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD), according to a study published onlineNovember 5 in Ophthalmology. Medscape: Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Macular Degeneration “The MDS [Mediterranean Diet Score] has been inversely associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality, and more recently progression to advanced AMD,” write Ruth E. […]

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