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Effect of fat and carbohydrate consumption on endothelial function.

High consumption of diets rich in monounsaturated fats may impair endothelial function in healthy individuals.

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Popular diets: correlation to health, nutrition, and obesity.

Vegetarian diets are associated with low body mass index and obesity risk.

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High carbohydrate, high fiber diets increase peripheral insulin sensitivity in healthy young and old adults

High carbohydrate, high fiber diets may increase peripheral insulin sensitivity and glucose assimilation in healthy adults.

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Has Eating a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet Failed us?

Has Eating a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet Failed us?

Low-carb, high-protein diets have become extremely popular and are especially appealing to dieters, since they offer a quick (yet temporary) reduction in weight. Advocates of low-carb diets speculate that 30-40 years of governmental low-fat, high-carb recommendations have failed Americans terribly, thereby fueling an epidemic of chronic disease and obesity. As a result, instead of reducing or...

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Oh no! Not that protein question again!

Oh no!  Not that protein question again!

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“Where do you get your protein?” has become such a common question it is almost comical. Most of the answers I see are along the line of, “well, you don’t really need all that much protein”. While that is indeed true, it doesn’t seem to be very convincing to the average meat eating...

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Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 6: Glycemic Index and Attention Span

Ken’s Type-1 Diabetes Journey Part 6: Glycemic Index and Attention Span

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As a Type-1 diabetic, the study of insulin and metabolism has been a subject of obsessive interest for the last 26 years. From personal experience I have found that maintaining normal blood sugar involves more than simply injecting insulin. It turns out that it is not entirely a simple matter of matching insulin...

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Carbophobia

Carbophobia

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Carbophobia as defined in the Urban Dictionary is “An irrational fear of element 6 of the periodic table (aka carbon), from which all organic life is based. …Currently a source of great hysteria. Carbophobia has reached such levels it’s become its own religion.” While that definition is just as wee bit tongue-in-cheek, I...

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