Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity

diabetes and meat

The “twin vicious cycles” explain how the buildup of fat in the cells of our muscles, liver, and pancreas causes type 2 diabetes, which explains why dietary recommendations for diabetics encourage a reduction in fat intake. Read full article: More information: and and How Not to Die and How Not to Die Cookbook, a New York Times…

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Plant-Based Diet Best for Kidney Disease Patients

Plant Based Diet for Kidney Disease

Plant-based proteins satisfy requirements for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and offer other health benefits, compared with animal-based proteins, according to a publication in the Journal of Renal Nutrition. Scientists reviewed the research surrounding protein sources and chronic kidney disease and found that the notion of animal-based proteins as being the preferred protein in CKD is outdated and even…

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Fish Oil Supplements Do Not Protect Against Heart Attacks

Fish Oil Supplements

Fish oil supplements do not prevent heart attacks or strokes in those with type 2 diabetes, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers gave 15,480 type 2 diabetes patients without heart disease fish oil supplements or a placebo and compared cardiovascular event occurrences, including heart attacks, strokes, or death from heart disease. The results showed…

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Low-Carb, Animal-Based Diets Associated with Early Death

Animal-Based Diet

People who consume animal-based, low-carbohydrate diets have a shorter life expectancy, compared with those who consume more plant-based sources of protein or fat and compared with those who consume more carbohydrates, according to a new study published in The Lancet. Researchers combined data from the U.S.-based Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and seven other multinational prospective studies and found…

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