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Ketone Body Neutralizes Harmful Metabolite of Glucose Metabolism

Ketone bodies (including acetoacetate, β-hydroxybutyrate and acetone) are produced mainly by the liver from fatty acids during fasting, prolonged physical activity, starvation, or ketogenic...
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Novel Therapeutic Approach for Migraines: Ketone Supplementation

A team of Swiss researchers at The 18th Congress of the International Headache Society (IHC) in September 2017 recently presented their research on a...
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Early Natural Menopause Linked to Increased Risk for T2D

Women who enter natural menopause before 45 years old have increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall mortality compared with women whose onset...
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Catechins: Plant Flavanoids for Heart Health

Growing epidemiological evidence has shown that plant-based dietary patterns (e.g., Mediterranean diet, DASH diet, etc.) are associated with improvements in cardiovascular health. What is...
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Study shows artificial sweeteners quickly alters glucose response –...

Consumption of non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS), commonly found in diet sodas, had a deleterious impact on postprandial glycemic response in healthy subjects, a new...
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2017 Position Statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA)...

Patients with diabetes often have numerous comorbid conditions such as obesity, heart disease, kidney disease and hypertension to name a few. Hypertension or high...
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Is there a Gut-Heart link? Gut Microbiota-Derived Metabolite TMAO...

A new meta-analysis based on multiple cohort studies found that elevated concentrations of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)—a gut microbiota-derived metabolite of choline, L-carnitine or betaine—were...
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Optimal Brain Health with 7 Simple Steps: Advisory from...

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) recently compiled their joint guidance that outlines 7 factors to be implemented in...
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Achieving ABC Targets to Lower CVD Risk in T2D

Results from a large population-based study involving patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) indicated that achieving a greater number of “ABC” targets (HbA1c, blood...
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More Awful Truth about Artificially Sweetened Beverages (Diet Soda)

Artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) are non-caloric soft drinks sweetened by non-nutritive sweeteners instead of sugars. For consumers interested in losing weight, improving glycemic control,...
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Novel Measurements to Assess Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Type...

Overview The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the total number of people living with diabetes in 2014 was 422 million, equal to approximately 8.5%...
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Results from PURE Multi-National Cohort Study Challenge Current Dietary...

Findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study—which consisted of more than 135,000 individuals from 18 low-, middle- and high-income countries from five...
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New Guidelines on Managing Pediatric Hypertension

New Guidelines on Managing Pediatric Hypertension Obesity rates have risen sharply over the past several years with 78 million adults and 13 million children...
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Increasing Physical Activity May Decrease Genetic Susceptibility to Weight...

In the US, with more than 60% of adults and over a third of all children considered overweight or obese, the struggle to lose...
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It’s Not the Salt Shaker

High sodium intake is linked to high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for...
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Younger Age at Menopause Linked to Increased Risk for...

Prior research from Metagenics collaborators at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, published in JAMA and JAMA Cardiology, gave evidence of the link between early menopause...
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High protein food + a sugary drink = Unhealthy...

High protein food + a sugary drink = Unhealthy combo meal Researchers from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that consuming fizzy drinks...
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Primary Care Providers and Prediabetes: Recognizing the Risk

Findings from a recent survey of over 140 primary care providers (PCPs) suggest that few of them know when to screen patients for prediabetes....
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