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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

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Why do Lean People get Fatty Liver Disease?

Fatty liver disease is not limited to the overweight and obese. Lean people also get fatty liver disease. Though as researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) discovered,  how fatty liver disease develops in lean people is very different than in others. The discovery will aid in the development of potential treatments for these patients. Fatty liver disease – a condition characterized by a build-up of fat in

Barrie Tan, PhD: Using Tocotrienols to Address Lifestyle and Metabolic Disease

In this interview from Dick Benson and Barrie Tan, PhD, from our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, the two discuss the potential for tocotrienols to address non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and other metabolic health issues. See below for an excerpt of the interview and an opportunity to downloadRead moreBarrie Tan, PhD: Using Tocotrienols to Address Lifestyle and Metabolic DiseaseTo gain access to this article and the rest of

Intermittent fasting

Is Intermittent Fasting About Burning Calories or Lowering Appetites?

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 timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when food intake and meal frequency are matched. “Coordinating meals with circadian rhythms, or your body’s

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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease on the Rise, Moderate Exercise is a Viable Solution

The annual Digestive Disease Week, sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, was held from May 18 to 21 in San Diego. Two studies caught the attention of Today’s Practitioner: 1. on the increasing rates of liver disease and, 2. on a very simple solution to reducing the risk of

TOP ARTICLES

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

Why do Lean People get Fatty Liver Disease?

Fatty liver disease is not limited to the overweight and obese. Lean people also get fatty liver disease. Though as researchers from The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) discovered,  how fatty liver disease develops in lean people is very different than in others. The discovery will aid in the

Barrie Tan, PhD: Using Tocotrienols to Address Lifestyle and Metabolic Disease

In this interview from Dick Benson and Barrie Tan, PhD, from our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, the two discuss the potential for tocotrienols to address non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and other metabolic health issues. See below for an excerpt of the interview and an opportunity to downloadRead

Is Intermittent Fasting About Burning Calories or Lowering Appetites?

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 timing