Keto Fudge

Prep time: 21, Total time: 21 Serves: 12 Ingredients: 1 cup coconut oil, soft yet still solid 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk 1/4 cup organic cocoa powder 1/4 cup Swerve confectioners (or a drop of stevia glycerite) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 1/2 tsp Celtic Optional: 1/4 cup Almond Butter, Peanut […]

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Worldwide Trends in Body-Mass Index, Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity from 1975 to 2016

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults. Methods We […]

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Adverse Metabolic Effects of Dietary Fructose

The effects of dietary sugar on risk factors and the processes associated with metabolic disease remain a controversial topic, with recent reviews of the available evidence arriving at widely discrepant conclusions. Publimed: Adverse metabolic effects of dietary fructose: results from the recent epidemiological, clinical, and mechanistic studies. RECENT FINDINGS: There are many recently published epidemiological studies […]

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Relation Between Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Childhood Obesity

The rising prevalence of obesity in children has been linked in part to the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. Our aim was to examine this relation. The Lancet: Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis Methods We enrolled 548 ethnically diverse schoolchildren (age 11·7 years, SD 0·8) from public schools in […]

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The Effect of Improved Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status on Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients

Type 2 diabetes is a global health concern, with an increased prevalence and high cost of treatment. Publimed: The Effect of Improved Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status on Glycemic Control in Diabetic Patients: A Meta-Analysis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effect of vitamin D supplementation and improved vitamin D […]

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Ketone body Transport in the Human Neonate and Infant

Using a continuous intravenous infusion of D-(-)-3-hydroxy[4,4,4-2H3]butyrate tracer, we measured total ketone body transport in 12 infants: six newborns, four 1-6-mo-olds, one diabetic, and one hyperinsulinemic infant. PMC: Ketone body transport in the human neonate and infant Ketone body inflow-outflow transport (flux) averaged 17.3 +/- 1.4 mumol kg-1 min-1 in the neonates, a value not different […]

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Less Carbs, More Fat: Ketogenic Diet Makes Migraine Patients’ Headaches Disappear

Before the ketogenic diet became the latest low-carb diet trend, it was used to treat childhood epilepsy. Doctors had observed that fasting reduced the amount of seizures, and eating mainly fat and little else mimicked the effect of starvation in the brain. In recent years, researchers have made similar positive observations with migraines. Cherubino Di […]

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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. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Metabolically Healthy Obese and Incident Cardiovascular Disease Events Among 3.5 Million Men and Women Objectives This study examined the associations among metabolically healthy obese individuals and 4 different presentations of incident cardiovascular disease in a contemporary population. […]

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