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 carbohydrates: role of quality and quantity in chronic disease

Would reduction in total carbohydrate intake (currently typically 45-65% of total energy) help control body weight in general population and susceptible subgroups? What is the role of a low carbohydrate diet in prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, and in management of type 1 diabetes? Does ketosis induced by severe carbohydrate […]

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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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She turned around her health, her diabetes diagnosis and lost weight

“I feel like I have climbed a mountain and reached the summit and am looking out at a whole new world, and it looks fantastic.” That’s how 56-year-old Debra Scott, of Blackpool, feels since shedding 3st and reversing her diagnosis of type two diabetes – without medication. She stuck to a low carbohydrate diet after […]

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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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Ketogenic diet may boost targeted cancer therapy

A very low carbohydrate, high-fat diet called the ketogenic diet may improve the effectiveness of an emerging class of cancer drugs, according to a study in mice by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian. In a study published in Nature on July 4, scientists provide a possible explanation for why the […]

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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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Obesity is common, serious and costly

The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of U.S. adults in 2015-2016. [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief PDF-603KB] Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines] The estimated annual medical cost […]

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Continuous Remote Care Model Utilizing Nutritional Ketosis Improves Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors in Patients with Prediabetes

Prediabetes (preT2D) is a major U.S. public health concern, as over 84 million adults are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease and progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D). Abnormal glucose, BMI, blood pressure, and blood lipids are risk factors for progression to T2D. The purpose of this single-arm prospective longitudinal investigation was to assess change […]

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