Covid-19 restrictions doubled the rate of weight gain in children.

Covid-19 restrictions doubled the rate of weight gain in children.

October 11, 2021
Summary: The prevalence of obesity in children and young adults has risen in the US and even globally. It will have long-term consequences like an increase in diabetes, hypertension, and other related disorders. It has been an ongoing trend for the last few decades. Even…

HIGH INTAKE OF OMEGA-6 RICH VEGETABLE OILS CAUSES OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

HIGH INTAKE OF OMEGA-6 RICH VEGETABLE OILS CAUSES OBESITY AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

October 6, 2021
Summary: Reducing total fat consumption did not considerably help reduce the prevalence of abdominal fat accumulation, and obesity has increased. Studies suggest that this rise is more due to higher consumption of linoleic acid (LA) rich omega-6 fatty acids. It occurred as humans switched to…

Here’s the Problem with Refined Grains

Here’s the Problem with Refined Grains

October 1, 2021
Important Points: Refined grains Inflammation Carbohydrates Whole grains Obesity Here’s the Problem with Refined Grains Wheat is the key ingredient in the American diet. Unfortunately, after being milled, it is seldom utilized in its whole form with its components intact. The wheat we consume is…

What is Diabesity, and how to reverse it

What is Diabesity, and how to reverse it

September 10, 2021
Important Points: Diabesity Type 2 diabetes Insulin resistance Obesity Sedentary lifestyle What is Diabesity, and how to reverse it If you are like most people you are probably thinking that I have confused diabetes for diabesity, or you are probably wondering whether I intended to…

Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

April 16, 2021
Important Points: whole grains refined grains Western dietary pattern diabetes obesity Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Flour is all around us and a temptation at every meal. Breakfast toast, bagels, cereal, and pancakes fill our tables. Lunch revolves around sandwiches, wraps, pasta…

Does chronic overnutrition play a role in metabolic inflammation?

Does chronic overnutrition play a role in metabolic inflammation?

March 19, 2021
Important Points: Inflammation overnutrition obesity carbohydrates fatty acids Does chronic overnutrition play a role in metabolic inflammation? We have been looking at metabolic inflammation and its role in the development of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Does overnutrition contribute to metabolic inflammation? How? Background…

What’s on your plate? Does overeating cause diabetes?

What’s on your plate? Does overeating cause diabetes?

March 12, 2021
Important Points: Diabetes Diet Sugar Physical activity Obesity What’s on your plate? Does overeating cause diabetes? We live in the modern-day age of convenience where everything is available to us at the touch of a button. A study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine…

Metabolic signals and innate immune activation in obesity

Metabolic signals and innate immune activation in obesity

March 5, 2021
Important Points: Obesity Inflammation Innate immune activation Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Infection Metabolic signals and innate immune activation in obesity The interplay between immunity, inflammation, and metabolic changes is a growing field of research. Exciting new evidence is emerging with regard to their role in…

Understanding the role metabolic inflammation plays in obesity and diabesity

Understanding the role metabolic inflammation plays in obesity and diabesity

February 19, 2021
Important Points: Inflammation Obesity Diabesity Insulin resistance Adipose tissue Understanding the role metabolic inflammation plays in obesity and diabesity Obesity is a disease that has plagued the modern day man in recent time. Access to highly processed foods and decrease in physical activity are key…

What is the relationship between metabolic Inflammation and type 2 diabetes?

What is the relationship between metabolic Inflammation and type 2 diabetes?

February 5, 2021
Important Points: Inflammation Diabetes Obesity Metabolic syndrome Beta cells What is the relationship between metabolic Inflammation and type 2 diabetes? A growing body of data shows that type 2 diabetes is at least in part rooted in inflammation. The higher a person’s body mass index, the…