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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-Carbohydrate Diet The diet emphasized low-glycemic sources of carbohydrate, and included mainly whole foods such as: leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables, some

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The Influence of the Microbiome on Metabolism

Featuring the MetabolicBiome™ Plus Program Join Dr. Alex Vasquez as he embarks on a journey to redefine metabolic health and weight loss to include dietary and metabolic insults, microbial imbalance and an increased toxic load. In this webinar, Dr. Vasquez explains the integral relationships between the gut microbiome, inflammatory status and metabolic function and how implementing the MetabolicBiome™ Plus kits into your practice can foster optimal clinical results for your patients. Sponsored by Biotics Research.

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

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 glucose tolerance tests, scientists at the University of Illinois found in a new study. The findings suggest that despite having no

Fat Cells Sense Sunlight, which Supports a Healthy Metabolism

A headline like this sounds too strange to be true. Yes, fat cells deep under your skin can sense sunlight. And when bodies do not get enough exposure to the right kinds of light, fat cells behave differently. This discovery, published in the journal Cell Reports, was uncovered by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s who were studying how mice control their body temperature. What they found has implications far beyond describing

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14-Hour Fasting Effective for Fending Off Diabetes and Heart Disease

Does fasting work to stave off metabolic syndrome, which affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, and increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke? In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute and the UC San Diego School of Medicine, published in Cell Metabolism, found that a 10-hour time-restricted eating intervention, when combined with traditional medications, resulted in weight loss, reduced abdominal fat, lower

Compounds in Hops May Alter Gut Microbiome and Liver Acids to Address Metabolic Syndrome

Could hops be a new way to address metabolic syndrome? According to new research from Oregon State University, compounds in hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver. The findings, published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, are a key advance in understanding how xanthohumol, a compound that contributes to hops’ flavor, and its derivatives work. That is

Plant-Based Food Trend May Lead to Choline Deficiencies

A recent study suggests that the push toward only plant-based diets, without professional nutritional counseling, guidance, and supplementation, may lead to choline deficiencies beyond what is already present. The warning comes from a recent article in the British journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, by Dr. Emma Derbyshire, of Nutritional Insight, a consultancy specializing in nutrition and biomedical science. Dr. Derbyshire is asking for greater monitoring of choline in the

TOP ARTICLES

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-Carbohydrate

The Influence of the Microbiome on Metabolism

Featuring the MetabolicBiome™ Plus Program Join Dr. Alex Vasquez as he embarks on a journey to redefine metabolic health and weight loss to include dietary and metabolic insults, microbial imbalance and an increased toxic load. In this webinar, Dr. Vasquez explains the integral relationships between the gut microbiome, inflammatory status and metabolic

Fat Cells Sense Sunlight, which Supports a Healthy Metabolism

A headline like this sounds too strange to be true. Yes, fat cells deep under your skin can sense sunlight. And when bodies do not get enough exposure to the right kinds of light, fat cells behave differently. This discovery, published in the journal Cell Reports, was uncovered by scientists

14-Hour Fasting Effective for Fending Off Diabetes and Heart Disease

Does fasting work to stave off metabolic syndrome, which affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, and increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke? In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute and the UC San Diego School of Medicine, published in Cell Metabolism,

Plant-Based Food Trend May Lead to Choline Deficiencies

A recent study suggests that the push toward only plant-based diets, without professional nutritional counseling, guidance, and supplementation, may lead to choline deficiencies beyond what is already present. The warning comes from a recent article in the British journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, by Dr. Emma Derbyshire, of Nutritional