Category Archives: Insulin

Creatine and Insulin

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The Detrimental Metabolic Effects of Creatine

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Chromium For Insulin Sensitivity

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Don’t Forget, Amino Acids Cause Insulin Release Too

It is widely known that carbohydrates cause the release of insulin. It is perhaps less widely known that certain amino acids also cause a significant release of insulin from the pancreas. As with carbohydrates, amino acids require insulin to enter … Continue reading

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Chromium As A Treatment for Depression

Chromium is an essential trace mineral required for human health. Current studies suggest that the chromium intake of Western countries is too low and many individuals are at risk of subclinical deficiencies. This relates to the poor quality of the … Continue reading

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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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Meal Frequency and Appetite

Many people attempt to lose weight using the traditional paradigm of energy restriction and exercise. The main problem with this method of weight loss is that it is too difficult to control the appetite to the required level in order … Continue reading

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How Important Are Hormones to Body Composition?

The mainstream solution to weight gain and obesity is diet and exercise. In particular we are told that limiting the energy intake through an energy restricted diet, in combination with a further deficit of energy created through exercise is the … Continue reading

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Exercise Induced Energy Deficits Causes Compensatory Eating

The current mainstream accepted method for causing weight loss is to produce an energy deficit in the individual. This involves increasing energy expenditure or decreasing energy intake such that the total energy input is lower than the total energy output. … Continue reading

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Replacing Soft Drinks with Fruit: Fructose

Soft drinks are a source of fructose. In the United States soft drinks contain fructose mainly in the form of high fructose corn syrup, whilst in the United Kingdom, they contain fructose mainly in the form of sucrose. Both high … Continue reading

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