Magnesium deficiency produces insulin resistance

Evidence suggests that magnesium deficiency may play an important role in cardiovascular disease. In this study, we evaluated the effects of a magnesium infusion and dietary-induced isolated magnesium deficiency on the production of thromboxane and on angiotensin II-mediated aldosterone synthesis in normal human subjects. Because insulin resistance may be associated with altered blood pressure, we […]

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Saturated Fat Does Not Clog The Arteries

Coronary artery disease pathogenesis and treatment urgently requires a paradigm shift. Despite popular belief among doctors and the public, the conceptual model of dietary saturated fat clogging a pipe is just plain wrong. A landmark systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies showed no association between saturated fat consumption and all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease […]

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Adam Ruins Everything – Low-Fat Foods Are Making You Fatter

In the American diet, the top sources are soft drinks, fruit drinks, flavored yogurts, cereals, cookies, cakes, candy, and most processed foods. But added sugar is also present in items that you may not think of as sweetened, like soups, bread, cured meats, and ketchup. The result: we consume way too much added sugar. Adult […]

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Which Comes First: Overeating or Obesity?

Conventional treatment for obesity assumes that all calories are alike, and that to lose weight one must simply “eat less and move more.” However, this prescription rarely succeeds over the long term. According to an alternative approach, the metabolic state of the fat cells plays a key role in determining body weight. High intakes of […]

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Ivor Cummins at Ketofest 2017 – The Chronic Disease Spectrum: A Story of Root Cause and Solution

What do you do when your doctors can offer little useful advice for nasty blood test results? Ivor Cummins kicks off with a personal tale of discovery. Along the way we’ll meet with some quite familiar risk factors. And some measures which may be less familiar, but rather more important. We must research ourselves to […]

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‘Metabolic Syndrome’ in Your Brain

  Study provides novel evidence for the effects of metabolic dysfunctions on brain function using the rat model of metabolic syndrome induced by high fructose intake. Study describes that the deleterious consequences of unhealthy dietary habits can be partially counteracted by dietary supplementation of n-3 fatty acid. High sugar consumption impaired cognitive abilities and disrupted insulin […]

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Insulin Resistance and Cancer Risk

Hyperglycemia is commonly manifested in cancer patients. Although high intakes of sugar and refined carbohydrates and elevated blood glucose are strongly associated with the risk of cancer, much less is known about their effects on survival after cancer diagnosis. Insulin resistance is common in individuals with obesity or type 2 diabetes (T2D), in which circulating […]

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Controlling Hyperglycemia as an Adjunct to Cancer Therapy

Hyperglycemia is commonly manifested in cancer patients. Although high intakes of sugar and refined carbohydrates and elevated blood glucose are strongly associated with the risk of cancer, much less is known about their effects on survival after cancer diagnosis. There is evidence that high carbohydrate intake is associated with poorer survival after diagnosis for early […]

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