Beneficial Macrophage Functions in Atherosclerosis and Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance

The discovery that obesity promotes macrophage accumulation in visceral fat led to the emergence of a new field of inquiry termed “immunometabolism”. This broad field of study was founded on the premise that inflammation and the corresponding increase in macrophage number and activity was a pathologic feature of metabolic diseases. There is abundant data in […]

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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. ScienceDirect: 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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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 […]

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Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Weight Change Over 7 Years

Obesity in the United States has increased dramatically during the past several decades. There is debate about optimum calorie balance for prevention of weight gain, and proponents of some low-carbohydrate diet regimens have suggested that the increasing obesity may be attributed, in part, to low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets. Publimed: Low-fat dietary pattern and weight change over […]

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Diabetes & Alzheimer’s — save your brain by going to the gym | Ewan McNay | TEDxAlbany

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Recent discoveries (many in my lab) on the links between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease; translation of that lab work into real-life advice and consequences. My work examines the role of metabolic processes in regulating brain function, and specifically […]

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ISU Study Finds Link Between Insulin Resistance and Memory Loss

A new Iowa State University study adds to the growing evidence that obesity may increase the risk for memory loss. Auriel Willette, a research scientist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State, explains that he found a strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for […]

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Intermittent Fasting Is Highly Effective for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is a broad term that encompasses a variety of programs that manipulate the timing of eating occasions by utilizing short-term fasts in order to improve body composition and overall health. Publimed: Effects of intermittent fasting on body composition and clinical health markers in humans This review examines studies conducted on intermittent fasting programs […]

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Dr. Aseem Malhotra Urges President Obama To Watch ‘That Sugar Film’

  Dr Aseem Malhotra is a cardiologist at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and former clinical associate to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. June 2014 – June 2015  He is an active member of Action on Sugar. He has been particularly prominent in attacking the “myth” that saturated fat must be removed from the […]

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