Nobiletin, a Citrus Molecule, Reverses Insulin Resistance and Blood Fats: Mystery as to Why Remains

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Researchers at Western University are studying a molecule found in sweet oranges and tangerines called nobiletin, which they have shown to drastically reduce obesity and reverse its negative side-effects. But why it works remains a mystery. Research published in the Journal of Lipid Research demonstrates that mice fed a high-fat,Read …

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Effects of Sucralose Ingestion versus Sucralose Taste on Metabolic Responses to an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

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Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose provide the seductive taste of sweetness without the calories contained in sugar — a seeming win-win for people who need to control their blood sugar and insulin levels or weight. However, simply tasting or consuming sucralose may affect blood glucose and insulin levels on glucoseRead …

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Is Intermittent Fasting About Burning Calories or Lowering Appetites?

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Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published in the journal Obesity. The study is the first to show how meal timingRead …

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Home-based Weight Management Program Benefits both Children and Parents

Pediatric obesity is difficult to treat, particularly if the parents also have weight problems and lifestyle habits that are less than healthy. This study shows that an in-home weight management program improves the health of not only the child, but also the child’s parents, according to a study published inRead …

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Common Food Preservative, Propionate, Triggers Insulin Resistance in Humans, says Harvard Study

Harvard scientists warn that a short-chain fatty acid, used as a potent inhibitor of molds in food production, could be a trigger that leads to insulin resistance. Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of severalRead …

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Physical Activity Maintains Weight Loss More than Diet

A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus revealed physical activity does more to maintain substantial weight loss than diet. The study, published in the March issue of Obesity, was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. The objectiveRead …

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White mulberry, white bean, and green coffee lowers glucose spikes and insulin peaks after high-carb meals

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Lowering glucose spikes through diet alone to prevent metabolic disorders can be a challenge because of patient compliance. As this recent study shows, there is increasing evidence that low-glycemic index and low-glycemic load dietary patterns may play a role in preventing disorders such as overweight, obesity, glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes, diabetes,Read …

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Eight-hours of Eating with 16-hour Fasting May be an Effective Weight-Loss Plan

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Intermittent fasting is gaining in popularity as a weight loss plan and a way to reduce chronic illness. The most popular of such diets is the 5:2 diet, with 5 days of regular eating followed by 2 days of strict fast. Though it might be effective, sticking to such aRead …

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Three Study Summaries on Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Chronic Disease

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Below are three peer-reviewed studies showing the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in addressing chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, cognitive impairment, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Study 1: DHA, EPA, and GLA for Rheumatoid Arthritis Researchers evaluated the effects of supplemented marine polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplying DHA and EPA,Read …

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