Unexpected Blood Sugar Dips May Explain Why Weight Loss is So Difficult for Some People

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New research shows that people who experience big blood sugar dips, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others. A study published in Nature Metabolism, from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional research program in the world that looks at responsesRead

Results of Fasting and Energy-Restricted Diets on Leptin and Adiponectin Levels in Humans

Fasting and energy-restricted diets have been evaluated in several studies as a means of improving cardiometabolic biomarkers related to body fat loss. However, further investigation is required to understand potential alterations of leptin and adiponectin concentrations. Thus, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to derive a more precise estimateRead

Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Older Adults Dramatically Improves Metabolic Health

What is the value of very low carbohydrate diets? A new study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic health in response to an eight-week, very low-carbohydrate diet. Very Low-CarbohydrateRead

Intermittent Fasting Changes Liver Enzymes

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Researchers in Australia have used state-of-the-art analytical tools to understand how intermittent fasting works on liver enzymes to help prevent disease. The findings will help medical scientists working in cancer, cardiovascular and diabetes research develop new interventions to lower disease risk and discover the optimum intervals for fasting. In experimentsRead