Category Archives: Syndrome X

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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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Insulin Function

Alaskan Eskimos inhabit the polar and subpolar regions of Alaska, and here they consume a diet composed largely of locally sourced foods, mainly from the sea. This food includes large amounts of fish and other marine life that is a … Continue reading

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Fish Oils: The antidote To Fructose Poisoning?

Increasingly it is being shown that refined crystalline fructose is a metabolic poison. Experiments on rats show that fructose can induce insulin resistance and detrimental changes to lipoprotein metabolism within a few weeks. Humans studies confirm that high intakes of … Continue reading

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Fructose Consumption: The Road To Ruin

  Fructose consumption has increased in recent decades as soft drinks have been more widely marketed. In the United States soft drinks tend to be sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, but in Europe sugar is used. Between 1977 and … Continue reading

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver: Fructose Again

Nonalcoholic fatty liver is a condition characterised by lipid deposits in and around hepatic tissue. In this respect it shows similarity to alcoholic fatty liver which is caused by excessive long term alcohol intake. Fructose overconsumption is implicated in the … Continue reading

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High Quality Diets Prevent Disease

High quality diets are those that contain the essential nutrients required by an individual for correct metabolic function. In addition, high quality diets must be absent of metabolic poisons such as sugar and other fructose containing molecules, and possess high … Continue reading

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Abdominal Fat First, Then Subcutaneous

The ‘eat-too-much, do-too-little’ theory of obesity claims that weight loss is possible through forced calorie restriction and exercise. However, neither of these things treat the cause of obesity, and for this reason both are ineffective. Obesity is a metabolic disorder … Continue reading

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More on Fructose and Health

Consumption of sugar in Western nations has increased in recent decades partly due to increased intakes of sugar sweetened soft drinks. Epidemiological studies show that high consumption of such drinks can increase the risk of developing detrimental blood lipid profiles, … Continue reading

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Is Obesity Really Caused by a Positive Energy balance?

Obesity is a complex condition that involves the interaction of multiple genetic and environmental factors. Despite this complexity, the cause of obesity is often oversimplified to a condition of a positive energy balance. A small but consistent overconsumption of energy, … Continue reading

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Physical Activity and Body Fat

The association between physical activity and body fat is well established. For example, a prospective study1 that followed 84,511 men and 203,987 women for 5.1 years categorised the subjects into groups based on their physical activity levels. Inactive, moderately inactive, … Continue reading

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