Category Archives: Insulin Resistance

Saffron (Crocus sativus): Potential Weight Loss Benefits?

Saffron (Crocus sativus) is a herb that is known to possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. These effects relate to the presence of a number of phytochemicals in the plant including crocetin, safranal, crocin and picrocrocin. Evidence suggests that saffron … Continue reading

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Insulin Resistance and Depression

Insulin resistance causes widespread metabolic changes that lead to significant disease development, including mood disorders. Insulin resistance is an underlying factor in the development of diabetes and it is known that diabetic individuals are at a higher risk of developing … Continue reading

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Can Creatine Monohydrate Cause Insulin Resistance?

Creatine monohydrate is a dietary supplement that can supply the body with creatine. This creatine can accumulate in skeletal muscle tissue and here can increase the formation of phosphocreatine. High skeletal muscle phosphocreatine stores may have ergogenic benefits because they … Continue reading

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Is Fasting Neuroprotective?

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Is White Bread as Unhealthy as Sugar?

Sugar has been evidenced to have a number of detrimental effects on health. In particular, consuming sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity, and this can lead to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The reason that sugar is … Continue reading

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Is Glucose Metabolism Dysfunction In Depression?

Stress is a significant factor in the development of depression. Evidence suggests that depressive symptoms are accompanied by real and detectable physiological changes. These changes may be caused by the stress hormone cortisol. One problem that may occur following chronic … Continue reading

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The Best Ways To Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Insulin sensitivity is defined as the ability of the hormone insulin to activate its receptor to facilitate the uptake of glucose into cells. Insulin sensitivity declines for a number of reasons, including age, diet quality and exercise levels. No one … Continue reading

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Chromium For Insulin Sensitivity

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More On Fruit Juice and Fibre

Fruit juice is increasingly being evidenced to be as detrimental to the health as soft drinks. The reason for this relates to the fact that both are concentrated sources of sugar. Sugar is detrimental to the health because it contains … Continue reading

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Advanced Glycation End Products in Foods: Insulin Sensitivity

Western food is highly processed. Often it contains high amounts of sugar, salt and fat and these make the foods incredibly palatable. During the processing of foods which can include heating and the addition of chemicals, a number of changes … Continue reading

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