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Green Tea Helps Prevent Heart Disease Risk Factor
Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008
The dysfunction of certain cells that line the circulatory system is known to help lead to a progression of heart disease. Green tea consumption was found in a recent study to help prevent this heart disease risk factor.

Aerobic Exercise Increases Protein That May Suppress Appetite
Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2008
In a small study of overweight and obese adults, 3 months of aerobic exercise, with no change in diet, led to a significant decrease in body fat and a spontaneous decrease in caloric intake. The percentage of weight loss and the reduction in caloric intake correlated positively and significantly with concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).

ADA's 130 Daily Grams of Carbs Criticized
Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2008
Twenty-four diabetes doctors and researchers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and Portugal have published a study criticizing: 1. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) assertion that diabetics should consume no fewer than 130 mg of carbohydrates daily and 2. The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) statement that low-carb diets are "not justified."

Fatty Foods Cause Memory Loss In Diabetics: Antioxidants the Solution?
Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2008
Older adults with type 2 diabetes who eat a characteristically unhealthy meal often experience memory loss shortly after, according to a recent study. Besides not eating such things, the study found that one might be able to prevent this effect by taking antioxidant supplements along with the unhealthy meal.

Dietary Antioxidants and Glucose Metabolism
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Food with high antioxidant concentrations seems to have a protective effect, improving oxidative stress-mediated detrimental effects on the vicious circle among obesity, and insulin.

Carb-Loading at Breakfast Makes Dieting Easier Long-Term
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Loading up on protein and carbohydrates at breakfast may help obese patients with metabolic syndrome stick to a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet the rest of the day, researchers found.

Asian Spice Helps Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Can the traditional Asian spice turmeric help prevent diabetes? By reducing inflammation associated with the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, the answer appears to be yes.

Lifestyle, Not Genetics, Most Responsible for Insulin Resistance in Identical Twins
Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008
A unique study performed on identical twins suggests that lifestyle choices, not genetics, plays the biggest role in the development of insulin resistance.

Hunger Hormone Linked to Stress and Depression
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
Stress and depression might cause an increase of the "hunger hormone," leading to overeating and subsequent weight gain. This finding could scientifically explain the common phenomena of eating to feel better, and the unhealthy weight gain that follows.

Sweetened Beverages Not Linked to Childhood Weight Gain
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2008
There is little or no connection between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and childhood obesity. A recent study indicates that these beverages are not the cause of increased weight gain in children and teenagers.

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