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Metabolic Health

Nitrates show metabolic benefits: RCT data

Posted February 14, 2014

Boosting intakes of nitrates may improve the resting metabolic rate in healthy volunteers, says a new study with implications for the healthy regulation of metabolic function.

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Modern diet and metabolic variance – a recipe for disaster?

Posted February 7, 2014

Recently, a positive correlation between alanine transaminase activity and body mass was established among healthy young individuals of normal weight. Here we explore further this relationship and propose a physiological rationale for this link.

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Measuring waist circumference would improve detection of children, adolescents with cardiometabolic risk

Posted January 29, 2014

A study concludes that including waist circumference measurements in clinical practice, together with the traditional height and weight measurements, would make it easier to detect children and adolescents with cardiometabolic risk. This study is the first of its kind in Spain on abdominal obesity in children and adolescents, one of the most important risk factors associated to this disorder, which has increased in recent years.

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Review Finds that Fructose Does Not Lead to Adverse Metabolic Effects

Posted December 19, 2013

Too many calories, not fructose, are what cause health problems like obesity and diabetes according to a recent review study (Rippe, 2013). The study, published in Advances in Nutrition, examined the research on health and sugars that contain fructose.

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The metabolic signature associated with the Western dietary pattern: a cross-sectional study

Posted December 11, 2013

Metabolic profiles have been shown to be associated to obesity status and insulin sensitivity. Dietary intakes influence metabolic pathways and therefore, different dietary patterns may relate to modifications in metabolic signatures. The objective was to verify associations between dietary patterns and metabolic profiles composed of amino acids (AAs) and acylcarnitines (ACs).

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Heart health, urinary and gastrointestinal tract and other metabolic benefits of cranberries

Posted November 20, 2013

Cranberries are more than a holiday favorite, given their remarkable nutritional and health benefits. A new research review published in the international journal Advances in Nutrition provides reasons why these tiny berries can be front and center and not just a side dish. The review authors conclude that cranberries provide unique bioactive compounds that may help reduce the incidence of certain infections, improve heart health and temper inflammation.

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Transplanting Fat May Be Effective Treatment for Metabolic Disease

Posted September 12, 2013

Transplanting fat may treat such inherited metabolic diseases as maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) by helping the body process the essential amino acids that these patients cannot, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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New Scientific Review Suggests Potato Tuber May Play Role in Cardiometabolic Health

Posted September 9, 2013

During a McCain sponsored press conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands last Tuesday, various potential health benefits of potatoes and multiple efficiencies of the potato crop were discussed. This event took place at the same time as physicians from around the world were discussing advances in medical prevention and management of widespread cardiometabolic diseases such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

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Metabolic Effects of Berries in Overweight Women

Posted August 25, 2013

In a randomized, crossover study involving 80 overweight women, the effects of consumption of the following berry products were assessed: a) dried sea buckthorn berries; b) sea buckthorn oil; c) sea buckthorn phenolic ethanol extract mixed with maltodextrin; d) frozen bilberries.

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Sea buckthorn and bilberries may improve metabolic and heart health for women: RCT data

Posted August 22, 2013

Daily consumption of sea buckthorn berries, its extracts, or bilberries may boost the overall metabolic profiles of overweight women, says a new study from Finland.

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