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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

CHOLESTEROL & HEART ATTACK RISK

Elevate cholesterol has almost nothing to do with heart attack risk notes Prof. Timothy Noakes

“There is so much evidence to show that it is not cholesterol [that increases heart attack risk],” notes Prof. Timothy Noakes, MD, DSc, PhD in an interview that he did on a Fat & Furious podcast.

“Cholesterol is a terribly poor predictor of heart attack risk.”

“It is so pathetic…”

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 9:32 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

FASTING & TYPE 2 DIABETES

How to cure Type 2 diabetes as described by Jason Fung, MD

Modern medicine says that Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease. This belief is wrong.

Type 2 diabetes does not have to be progressive.

You do not have to take insulin or other diabetes drugs for the rest of your life.

You can cure your Type 2 diabetes.

Below is a summary of a paper coauthored by Jason Fung, MD, author of the book The Complete Guide to Fasting and the book The Diabetes Code, describing three (3) people who cured their Type 2 diabetes by doing intermittent fasting, fasting 24 hours per day, 3 times per week.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 09, 2019 10:18 am | [0] comments

Sunday, March 15, 2015

STATIN PROBLEMS

Statins can induce insulin resistance

Statins can induce insulin resistance according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Robert Lustig, MD gives an example of how excess insulin makes you tired, hungry and fat

Some researchers have said that insulin is not the cause of obesity, so Robert Lustig, MD gives and example of how excess insulin makes you tired, hungry and fat in this in this 15 minute video interview.


"The people who object to this… are saying that injecting insulin is different then normal physiological insulin production."


"It has everything to do with it, and I'll show you how. Let's take you, Andreas [the doctor doing the interview], your nice and thin."


"Let's say you eat 2000 calories per day and burn 2000 calories per day. You feel good."


"Are you going to gain weight, lose weight, or stay the same? You're going to stay the same, right? Right, because you burn what you eat, and nothing is stored."


"Now, let's do a little experiment. I am going to put an IV in your arm… I'm going to follow [you around], and every time you reach for food, I'm going to pump you full of extra insulin that you don't want, and don't need. I'm going to over-insulinize you just like we do with our type 1 diabetics."


"You wake up in the morning and you start out the day eating 2000 calories just like before, but now, because of the excess insulin… 500 of those 2000 [calories] go straight the fat. You are now 500 calories heavier. Now you only have 1500 calories to burn, but your body wants 2000 calories… It's called starvation."


"How do you feel when you're starved? Crappy, tired, slothy, you sit on the couch, you don't want to do anything, you don't want to exercise… and, of course, you're hungry. So in a world of free access to food... what are you going to do? You're going to eat [those 500 calories that your body wants.] So now you're eating 2500 calories rather than 2000. But I'm still pumping you full of insulin, so 100 of those 500 [additional] calories goes straight to fat."


"So now you're 600 calories heavier, and you're only up to 1900 calories to burn, so you still don't feel great, so you go to a doctor and you say, 'Doc, I don't get it. Every time I get on the scale, I weigh more. How come I'm so fat?'”


"And the doctor tells you, 'I know why you're fat. Because you're a glutton and a sloth.'"


"Because they're looking at the... outcome of that biochemical process, not the cause."


"The cause [of gluttony, sloth and weight gain was the excess insulin that I was pumping you full of], where is the outcome was a change in your behavior [increasing your calorie intake to make up for those calories that were lost to fat.]"


"The problem was [caused by] too much insulin, not gluttony and sloth."


Author Gary Taubes talks about the exact same thing in his book “Why We Get Fat”.


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 2:20 pm | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Focusing on eating less and exercising more has set up back says Robert Lustig, MD

When asked about the idea that overweight people merely need to eat less and exercise more, Robert Lustig, MD says in this 15 minute video interview, "I think that [message] is what has set us back so severely in this entire disaster [of increasing obesity] is this concept "Eat less, exercise more."

"First of all, people can't eat less, and people can't exercise more," Lustig continues.


Lustig says that he believes that there are biochemical forces driving people to overeat and under-exercise, and he believes that one of the major forces is excess insulin caused by excess fructose consumption.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 12:12 pm | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Obesity is a problem of fat regulation says Robert Lustig, MD

"Prior to 1940, pretty much across the board, people recognized that obesity was a defect in fat deposition," notes Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.

Author Gary Taubes refers to it as a problem with fat regulation rather than fat deposition, but Lustig and Taubes are talking about the same thing.


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 11:50 am | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Obesity is a problem of fat regulation says Robert Lustig, MD

"The two behaviors that we associate with obesity… gluttony and… sloth are actually markers for the biochemical process rather than causes," notes Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.

"The question is, which comes first?" Lustig continues.


"[The gluttony and sloth are] a result [of this biochemical process that causes obesity], not a cause."


Author Gary Taubes talks about the exact same thing in his book "Why We Get Fat".


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 11:40 am | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Excess insulin due to excess fructose is the cause of obesity in 90% of people, Robert Lustig, MD

"The question is, what is the biochemical force that is driving weight gain?" asks Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.

"Well, there are several, but, I would say that 90% of obese people have one [biochemical force that is driving weight gain]... Insulin," Lustig continues.


"Insulin is the energy-storage hormone."


"Insulin's job is to take whatever you're not burning and stored as fat."


Author Gary Taubes talks about the exact same thing in his book "Why We Get Fat".


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

More insulin means more fat says Robert Lustig, MD

"More insulin [means] more fat. Period," says Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.

"If you have high insulin levels, then you will become obese in the long run? Absolutely."


"It just so happens that when you say high insulin levels, you make it sound like that's an easy thing to figure out. [But] it's not so easy."


Author Gary Taubes talks about the exact same thing in his book "Why We Get Fat".


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 11:10 am | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

There are two insulin disorders: insulin resistance and insulin hypersecretion says Robert Lustig MD

"There are two insulin… disorders. There is one called insulin resistance which people know about," says Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.


"And then there's a second one called insulin hypersecretion which is not nearly as well known."


"You can't see it on a fasting [blood sugar] specimen. You have to stimulate [the pancreas to release insulin] to see it."


"Most people don't do those studies, so they can't see it."


"More insulin [means] more fat. Period,"


Author Gary Taubes talks about the exact same thing in his book "Why We Get Fat".


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 11:00 am | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Insulin resistance causes leptin resistance which causes people to overeat says Robert Lustig, MD

Some children who have brain tumors removed have leptin resistance because their brain cannot see the leptin, which makes the body think it is starving all the time, and causes them to constantly overeat and become massively obese notes Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.


"Those neurons that normally [transmit] the leptin signal in the brain are dead. Their brain sees starvation all the time... ," Lustig notes.


"[That's very rare, but] the rest of the world suffers from functional leptin resistance [due to insulin resistance caused by ."


"So this... obesity [seen in these children] is really just a prototype for what's going on in general obesity."


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 10:50 am | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

The degree of insulin resistance predicts how much people will eat says Robert Lustig, MD

"There are numerous studies that show that the degree of insulin resistance predicts how much food people will eat at a... buffet," says Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 10:30 am | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Insulin causes satiety in the short-term, but hunger in the long-term says Robert Lustig, MD

Insulin causes satiety in the short-term, but hunger in the long-term says Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.


"If you go to the literature, it says that insulin causes satiety, and that is true in the acute situation. It is not true in a chronic situation," Lustig notes.


"And there the data is much less clear, but we have it, and it shows that insulin promotes further food intake."


"What we are talking about is the chronic effect [of insulin]. Because chronic hyperinsulinemia is a very different animal."


"In fact, every hormone that exists has a different acute effect then it does a chronic effect. Insulin is no different."


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 10:10 am | [0] comments

INSULIN & FRUCTOSE

Other things besides carbohydrates can increase insulin says Robert Lustig, MD

"I think there are a lot of things that can cause insulin to go up," notes Robert Lustig, MD in this 15 minute video interview.


"Branched chain amino acids cause insulin to go up. [Branched chain amino acids include leucine, isoleucine, and valine.] It's not just carbohydrates. It's not just fructose."


"I think those [an increase in fructose] are the big things that have increased globally in the last 25 years that coincide with the obesity epidemic, but I think there are a lot of things that could potentially do it [cause excess insulin release]. For any individual patient, you have to evaluate that patient, and see what's going on, in direct therapy appropriately."


Lustig says that he believes the increase in obesity in the past 25 years is mostly due to an increase in fructose consumption which causes insulin resistance, which raises insulin levels, which causes the body to convert more calories into fat, which makes people tired and hungry, and makes them fat.


Lustig says that the idea that people have gotten fatter due to a lack of will power is not correct.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

FRUCTOSE

Fructose causes obesity by causing leptin resistance says Robert Lustig, MD

Fructose causes obesity by raising insulin, causing insulin resistance which causes leptin resistance which reduces metabolism and increases appetite says Robert Lustig, MD.

"Our environment is insulinogenic. We have to get the insulin down," Lustig notes in a slide show. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Oct 15, 2011 12:02 pm | [0] comments

Friday, April 02, 2010

FRUCTOSE

Fructose is the cause of the obesity epidemic according to Professor Robert Lustig

"Fructose is the cause of the current [obesity] epidemic. It is cause the current epidemic of metabolic syndrome," Robert H. Lustig, M.D. told ABC's Nightline on March 18th, 2010. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 02, 2010 12:42 pm | [0] comments

FRUCTOSE

Sugar: The Bitter Truth—lecture by Professor Robert Lustig

Here is a 90-minute lecture by Robert H. Lustig, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology, and Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 02, 2010 12:15 pm | [0] comments

Monday, October 05, 2009

INSULIN RESISTANCE

Obesity-related heart problems associated with insulin resistance

Obesity-related heart problems appear to be related to insulin resistance according to a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 05, 2009 2:41 pm | [0] comments

Friday, September 19, 2008

SOFT DRINKS

Consuming one soft drink per day increases risk of obesity 31%, metabolic syndrome 44%

In a 4 year follow-up, consumption of one or more soft drink per day was associated with a
  • 44 percent increased risk of metabolic syndrome

  • 32 percent increased risk of low HDL levels

  • 31 percent increased risk of obesity

  • 30 percent increased risk of a large waist circumference (35 inches or more in women, and 40 inches or more in men)

  • 25 percent increased risk of impaired fasting glucose

  • 25 percent increased risk of elevated triglycerides

  • 18 percent increased risk of higher blood pressure
according to data from the Framingham Heart Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 19, 2008 4:28 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

INSULIN

Those with the highest insulin levels gain the most weight

People who secrete the most insulin after eating gained the most weight over six-year period of time according to a study from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Interestingly, among those who secreted the most insulin, people who ate a low-fat diet gained 3.9 pounds more than those who ate a high-fat diet. And among those who ate a low-fat diet, those with the highest insulin levels gained 9.9 pounds more than those with the lowest insulin levels. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 12, 2008 1:40 pm | [0] comments

Friday, August 31, 2007

METABOLIC SYNDROME

Metabolic syndrome increases dramatically with age

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome increased from 11 percent in 20-29 year-old men to 47.2 percent in 80-89 year-old men, and from 9.2 percent in 20-29 year-old women to 64.4 percent in 80-89 year-old women according to study from Norway. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 31, 2007 10:36 am | [0] comments

Friday, August 03, 2007

CATARACTS

Metabolic syndrome increases risk of cataracts by 30-40%

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of cataracts in men 55- to 64-years-old by 30 percent to a study from Kaunas University of Medicine in Kaunas, Lithuania. In women 45- to 64-years-old, metabolic syndrome increased the risk of cataracts by 40 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Aug 03, 2007 3:10 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

ALCOHOL

Regular alcohol consumption improves insulin resistance

Regular alcohol consumption improves insulin resistance regardless of their weight according to a study of Japanese men. Obese men were about twice as likely to have insulin resistance as normal weight men, however, men who consumed alcohol regularly were about 42 percent less likely to have insulin resistance than similar sized men who did not consume alcohol. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 08, 2007 2:18 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

INSULIN RESISTANCE

Obesity, smoking and belly fat associated with insulin resistance

Obesity, smoking and belly fat are all independently associated with insulin resistance according to a paper from Spain. A high waist-to-hip ratio, in other words excess belly fat, was most highly correlated with insulin resistance. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 03, 2007 3:04 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 28, 2006

FRUCTOSE

Fructose may cause metabolic syndrome by increasing uric acids levels

Our increase in fructose consumption may be part of the reason for the increase in metabolic syndrome according to a hypothesis put forth by researchers at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 28, 2006 2:19 am | [0] comments

Monday, October 10, 2005

METABOLIC SYNDROME

TV watching increases risk of metabolic syndrome 50-100%; exercise reduces risk 28-47%

Women who watched more than 14 hours of television per week were 2.1 times more likely to have metabolic syndrome than those who watched 7 hours or less per week according to a new study from the International Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 10, 2005 8:49 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

METABOLIC SYNDROME

Diet alone as good as diet plus exercise to reduce metabolic syndrome

"Adding structured exercise to diet counseling did not alleviate [metabolic syndrome] better than diet only," concludes a new study from the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research in Tampere, Finland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 31, 2005 3:19 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 28, 2005

INSULIN RESISTANCE

Magnesium deficiency associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes

Magnesium deficiency has been associated with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes in adults, and now in children also. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 28, 2005 4:24 am | [1] comments

Sunday, January 30, 2005

METABOLIC SYNDROME

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of death in men 9-55%, cardiovascular death 80-183%

Metabolic syndrome, sometimes referred to as Syndrome X, increases the risk of death in men by 9 to 55 percent according to a new study from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Jan 30, 2005 10:21 pm | [0] comments

Saturday, June 05, 2004

Obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes associated more than 20 degenerative diseases

Obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and excessive or impaired insulin secretion are associated with more than 20 degenerative diseases according to a new paper from the German Institute for Human Nutrition, in Nuthetal-Berlin, Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 05, 2004 2:44 am | [2] comments

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

High-fat diet increases weight gain, especially in those who are insulin resistant

"Non-diabetic, insulin-resistant individuals are particularly susceptible to the weight gain associated with high levels of dietary fat intake," concludes a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado in Denver. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 02, 2004 12:41 pm | [2] comments

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Treating Hypothalamic Pituitary Dysfunction (HPD): By William Wilson, M.D.

In his interview, William Wilson, M.D., discussed a condition he has named Hypothalamic Pituitary Dysfunction, or HPD for short. In this article he provides an outline for diagnosis, treatment and examples of patients he has treated. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 01, 2004 8:30 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 21, 2004

Recognizing metabolically obese normal-weight

"Metabolically obese, normal-weight individuals are very common in the general population", according to one paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 21, 2004 7:20 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Vitamin A improves insulin sensitivity

VITAMIN A IMPROVES INSULIN SENSITIVITY according to a recent study. The higher the intake of vitamin A the more effective insulin was at stimulating glucose disposal. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 29, 2004 2:05 pm | [0] comments
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