Category Archives: Metabolic Syndrome

The Nordic Diet: Cardioprotective

The Nordic diet is a traditional diet, consumed by individuals living in Norway. The Nordic diet is composed of whole unprocessed foods including whole grain cereals, fruits, berries, root vegetables and fish. Epidemiological studies have shown that consumption of the … Continue reading

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The High Blood Sugar High Blood Cholesterol Link

Many individuals with high levels of blood sugar go on to develop high levels of blood cholesterol. In particular, levels of the very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL) becomes elevated in the blood. While LDL is … Continue reading

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Protein Protects from Metabolic Syndrome

High protein diets are associated with weight loss and improvements in body composition. The exact reason for this is unknown, but it is thought that protein provides a number of metabolic advantages over carbohydrate and fat in terms of its … Continue reading

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Gingerol: Sugar Protection?

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Fish Oils And Insulin Resistance

Cold water fish require adaptive mechanisms to cope with living in often icy cold water. Saturated and short chain lipids in their bodies would become solid at these temperatures and so they instead use longer polyunsaturated lipids. Theses are colloquially … Continue reading

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Food Patterns Associated with Metabolic Syndrome: The Low Fibre Diet

Poor quality food is a significant driver of insulin resistance, which in turn increases the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. It is the development of the metabolic syndrome that is the cause of the obesity disease that we currently … Continue reading

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Foods Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders that centre on the development of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is damaging because it leads to an inability to correctly regulate blood glucose levels, and also causes downstream metabolic problems that … Continue reading

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Acai Berry and Metabolic Syndrome

The acai berry is the berry of the acai palm (Euterpe Oleracea) that grows in parts of South America. The acai berry is taken as a food and as a dietary supplement and evidence suggest that it may possess important … Continue reading

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Childhood Eating Patterns And Adult Health

Increasingly it is being shown that what we eat as a child play a significant role in future disease risk. This may be one factor that explains the association between poverty and disease. The seeds of obesity may therefore be … Continue reading

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The Connection Between High Blood Glucose and High Blood Cholesterol

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