A Patient’s Journey: There’s a Vitamin for That | Medpage Today

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Evidence for the Prescription of Low-Carb High-Fat Diets

“…available evidence from clinical and preclinical studies indicates that LCHF diets consistently improve all other markers of cardiovascular risk—lowering elevated blood glucose, insulin, triglyceride, ApoB and saturated fat (especially palmitoleic acid) concentrations, reducing small dense LDL particle numbers, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, blood pressure and body weight while increasing low HDL-cholesterol concentrations and reversing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This particular combination of favourable modifications to all these risk factors is a benefit unique to LCHF diets.”

Source: Evidence for the Prescription of Low-Carb High-Fat Diets

Drugs Don’t Cause Addiction: This Brilliant Animated Video Will Change Your View on Drugs Forever | The Unbounded Spirit

The brilliant short animated video below will explain to you why drugs don’t actually cause addiction in the way you might think, changing your view on drugs forever.

Source: Drugs Don’t Cause Addiction: This Brilliant Animated Video Will Change Your View on Drugs Forever | The Unbounded Spirit

Challenging the Fructose Hypothesis: New Perspectives on Fructose Consumption and Metabolism

In considering the volume of contemporary literature on fructose, One conclusion stands clear: fructose is safe at typical intake levels but can produce adverse metabolic effects when abused—as is true of most nutrients.

It turns out that the largest abusers of fructose are not American consumers, but research scientists. For the adult population as a whole, dietary fructose exposure ranges from very low to <18% E. Over this range, recent meta- and NHANES analyses demonstrate no differential effects of fructose compared with other sugars on weight gain, blood pressure, uric acid, blood lipids, and hyperlipidemia;

Evidence is presented in this review that fructose has not disproportionately increased in the human diet (in fact, it has increased very little in the past 90 y) and that cause-and-effect evidence of adverse effects is lacking at typical human exposure levels and patterns. The fructose hypothesis must be continually challenged for human relevance.

We are amassing tremendous amounts of data gathered at great taxpayer expense that has proved to be of little value to public health policymakers.

Is it time for granting agencies and journal editors to require more physiologically relevant experimental designs and clinically important outcomes for fructose research? I think it is.

 

Source: Challenging the Fructose Hypothesis: New Perspectives on Fructose Consumption and Metabolism

Vitamin D: More Is Not Better

Have you been told you need more vitamin D? Healthcare practitioners are increasingly aware of the risks of low vitamin D levels, but many are not aware that high levels of vitamin D can have toxic effects. Read on to learn the risks of over-supplementation, what factors determine your optimal vitamin D level, and the many reasons to get sunlight exposure beyond just vitamin D.

Source: Vitamin D: More Is Not Better

Think a Heart Attack Means Chest Pain? Believing That May Kill You – TheStreet

Almost half of all heart attacks are silent – they are not diagnosed and the victim may not know he/she had one.

Source: Think a Heart Attack Means Chest Pain? Believing That May Kill You – TheStreet