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Carb-Heavy Meals Wards Off a Good Sleep

Carb-Heavy Meals Wards Off a Good Sleep

About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds carb-heavy diets may share part of the blame. A study looked at diet-linked fluctuations in blood sugar, said lead author James Gangwisch. He is assistant professor of clinical psychiatric social work at Columbia University in New York City. “Highly refined sugars” — added sugars, sodas, white

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Low Carb Diet Could Help Keep the Flu at Bay, Study

Scientists have found that an Atkins-style diet could have an added benefit in winter – by keeping the flu at bay. Sticking to a diet low in carbohydrates but high in fat appears to stimulate the immune system, helping ward off the viral infection. The intriguing discovery comes from a study in which two groups

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Low Carb Diet Results In Smaller Fat Cells vs. Low Fat High Carb Diet Plans

“It’s pretty clear that when you have a lot of smaller fat cells, your metabolic health is tremendously improved,” Tracey McLaughlin, MD, MS, professor of medicine, endocrinology, gerontology and metabolism at the Stanford University Medical Center, said during her presentation. “As the fat cells get bigger, they predict the development of diabetes.” In a study assessing the

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Physiological Effects of Keto Diet on the Human Body

In this interview, Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D., an obesity and diabetes scientist and associate professor of physiology and developmental biology at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah,1 reveals how the ketogenic diet affects your physiology and supports optimal health. Bikman’s conviction that insulin is a key to health and disease prevention, and that controlling carbohydrate intake is the most effective way

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Keto Diet Helps Shield Mice With Flu Virus, Study

A study published n the journal Science Immunology, researchers reported that feeding mice a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet helped shield the critters against influenza infection. The influenza A virus, commonly called the flu, is a viral infection that targets the respiratory system — the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. In the U.S., it causes more than 20,000

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Intermittent Fasting Could Benefit Heart Health, Study

A new study included more than 2,000 patients who had cardiac catheterization between 2013 and 2015. They were followed for 4.5 years afterward. Those who fasted regularly had a higher survival rate during follow-up than those who did not, according to researchers at Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fasting was a

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Does Stress Affect Appetite and Weight?

Many people think that they respond well to stressful situations mentally, but they may be experiencing physical signs of stress that they’re overlooking. Some people might suffer from indigestion or constipation, muscle tension, headaches or sore eyes which can all be physical symptoms of stress. Stress also impacts our appetite, the foods we are motivated

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Keto Diet Can Do Wonders To Your Skin, Study

There’s good news for all the people who are interested in pursuing this diet as a new study has revealed that consuming oil in a well-balanced ketogenic diet is beneficial for one’s skin. “This study leads to a broader understanding of possible effects of ketogenic diets with a very high-fat content on skin inflammation and

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