The Toll of America’s Obesity

Beyond the human suffering, diet-related diseases impose massive economic costs. Obesity rates in the United States continue to worsen. So, too, does economic inequality. Are these trends related? After remaining essentially flat in the 1950s and 1960s, the prevalence of obesity doubled in adults and tripled in children between the 1970s and 2000. According to new data from the Centers […]

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Why Butter Is Better

When the fabricated food folks and apologists for the corporate farm realized that they couldn’t block America’s growing interest in diet and nutrition, a movement that would ultimately put an end to America’s biggest and most monopolistic industries, they infiltrated the movement and put a few sinister twists on information going out to the public. […]

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The Toll of America’s Obesity

Beyond the human suffering, diet-related diseases impose massive economic costs. Obesity rates in the United States continue to worsen. So, too, does economic inequality. Are these trends related? After remaining essentially flat in the 1950s and 1960s, the prevalence of obesity doubled in adults and tripled in children between the 1970s and 2000. According to new data from the Centers […]

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We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen?

Hypotheses abound concerning the origins of the global obesity epidemic. Genetic predisposition, maternal obesity, excessive maternal weight gain, diabetes, tobacco use during pregnancy, and prenatal exposure to obesogens or endocrine disruptors have all been implicated. An international survey of more than 300 policymakers reported that more than 90% believed personal motivation was a strong or very […]

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Effects of Vitamin K2 on Osteoporosis

Vitamin K2 is a cofactor of γ-carboxylase, which converts the glutamic acid (Glu) residue in osteocalcin molecules to γ-carboxyglutamic acid (Gla), and is, therefore, essential for γ-carboxylation of osteocalcin. Available evidence suggests that vitamin K2 also enhances osteocalcin accumulation in the extracellular matrix of osteoblasts in vitro. Osteocalcin-knockout mice develop hyperostosis, suggesting that the Gla-containing […]

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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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Exercise for cognitive brain health in aging

We systematically appraised randomized controlled trials proposing exercise to influence cognition in older adults to (1) assess the methodologic quality using Cochrane criteria; (2) describe various exercise dose measures and assess their relationship with improved cognitive performance; and (3) identify consistent patterns of reported effects on cognition. There was overall good methodologic quality in all […]

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Walk After Meals Is More Effective for Lowering Postprandial Glycaemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Regular physical activity is a cornerstone of diabetes management. We conducted a study to evaluate whether specifying the timing of walking in relation to meals enhances the benefits conferred by current physical activity guidelines. A total of 41 adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (mean ± SD age 60 ± 9.9 years; mean diabetes duration 10 years) participated in this randomised, […]

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Exercise Training Improves the Insulin Sensitivity

It is not known whether the beneficial effects of exercise training on insulin sensitivity are due to changes in hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity or whether the changes in insulin sensitivity can be explained by adaptive changes in fatty acid metabolism, changes in visceral fat or changes in liver and muscle triacylglycerol content. We investigated […]

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