Category Archives: Metabolic Syndrome

Cortisol and The Metabolic Syndrome

The metabolic syndrome is a complex disorder characterised by insulin resistance. A number of physical and mental changes are known to occur with development of the disorder including obesity, mood depression, lethargy, cardiovascular deterioration and overeating. One association that has … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome and Mood

The metabolic syndrome is a condition characterised by insulin resistance. The insulin resistance associated with the metabolic syndrome can cause significant changes in the body because the hormone insulin can affect most cells. Evidence suggests that insulin resistance is associated … Continue reading

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Metabolic Syndrome and Depression

Depression in humans and animals is associated with significant metabolic changes including increased oxidative stress, inflammation and the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. Such metabolic changes are commonly found together in sufferers of metabolic syndrome, a … Continue reading

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The Metabolic Syndrome and Mood

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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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