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submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Abdominal fat causes inflammation and osteoporosis. So the metabolic syndrome is associated with bone thinning as well as insulin resistance, hypertension, elevated triglycerides and fat storage. It is very important to avoid sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup, and to exercise to lose abdominal fat. Lifestyle is important medicine.
submitted by: admin on 05/16/2015
When we're young we handle carbohydrates better than when we're older. However, excessive carbohydrate intake even in childhood is a bad idea. The risk for metabolic syndrome goes up proportionately as we consume more carbs, especially simple sugars.
submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Consumption of dietary trans fats is associated with irritability and aggression according to an article posted in the Public Library of Science Online in April of 2012. Trans fats are never saturated. If they are fully hydrogenated, they are no longer trans fats; they become saturated fat. Natural trans fats made in nature, such as vaccenic acid (found...
submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
There is a pandemic of obesity and diets will not solve the problem because they are not scientifically sound. Our cells know what they need in our diet and if they don't get it they send messages to our appetite center saying eat. However, what we eat is not what we need; it is fast food that is relatively devoid of the nutrients we need. Environmental toxins...
submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Environmental pollutants can cause obesity! Toxic chemicals cause inflammation and inflammation causes insulin resistance and leptin resistance. This combination increases our appetite and our tendency to store fat, and that leads to gaining weight.
submitted by: admin on 11/26/2013
According to an article published in the November 2013 issue of the medical journal, Nature, glucose regulation is only 50% related to the action of insulin. The other 50% is regulated through a mechanism called "glucose effectiveness" that originates in the hypothalamus of the brain. Glucose effectiveness is an unrelated separate mechanism from...