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The Bitter Side of Artificial Sweeteners
Date:  Apr 18 2017

Artificial sweeteners appear to wreak havoc with the body's metabolism, and high consumption may promote fat accumulation, especially in people who are already obese, per study results to be presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting this month.

Have You Heard of the MIND Diet? If Not, You Will Soon.
Date:  Mar 27 2017

The “Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay” or MIND diet is essentially the combination of two proven healthy diets, the DASH and Mediterranean, but it places an extra emphasis on optimizing brain health. Research has shown that it may lower your risk for mental decline over time and perhaps even reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease – even if you fail to rigidly stick to the (there is room for cheat days). It was developed by ScD. Martha Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center, through a study funded by the National Institute on Aging. Morris' team examined the food intake of 923 seniors over 4 ½ years.

Will science come to a conclusion on saturated fat?
Date:  Feb 11 2017

It seems like current research concerning fat intake and heart disease risk coming from the highest echelons of the scientific community is still producing fluctuating conclusions. Recently, adages such as “butter is back” may have been seen when pursuing article headlines - suggesting that previous findings related to saturated fat intake may have over-suggested the associated risk for promoting cardiovascular disease. However, a study recently published in The BMJ concluded that saturated fat found in butter, red meat, frying oils, bacon and various other staples of the common carnivore’s diet does still appear to increase the risk of coronary artery disease. Harvard researchers analyzed health and dietary data from >115,000 people for over two decades and noted that higher intakes of the most common saturated fats - lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid - were associated with an increase in the risk of coronary artery disease of up to 18%.

Genetics and The Desire to Workout
Date:  Jan 10 2017

As most people have begun or at least contemplated taking on their new year’s resolutions, gyms have become more crowded with those who decide to take on fitness-related improvements to their lives. Recent research has identified an interesting element to the New Year’s start and stop pattern. Most will maintain participation for 5-6 weeks, the next attrition period occurs at 12 weeks and the rest fade by May.

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