Category Archives: Insulin

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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Two Ways To Control Insulin for Appetite Regulation

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The High Insulin Response to Milk

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25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Risk of Diabetes

Vitamin D is a hormone synthesised in the skin via the action of ultraviolet light on cholesterol. Vitamin D can be consumed from food, but foods containing high amounts of vitamin D are not commonly consumed in the Western diet. … Continue reading

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Bad Science Watch: Muddying the Water Over Dairy

A large number of studies have shown that consuming dairy products is associated with improved sensitivity to the insulin system. This may relate to the calcium or conjugated linoleic acid content of dairy products, both of which have insulin sensitising … Continue reading

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More On Insulin and Appetite

Insulin plays a significant role in the postprandial reduction in appetite (here). In its role as a satiety signal, insulin passess through the blood brain barrier and into the central nervous system, where it interacts with receptors in the hypothalamus … Continue reading

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The Role of the Hypothalamus in Weight Gain

The body possesses a complex feedback mechanisms to ensure adequate energy intake. This feedback mechanisms is located mainly in the hypothalamus and involves neuronal and hormonal mechanisms. Evidence is accumulating that it is a dysfunction in this system that is … Continue reading

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