Eating avocados may help to safeguard against type 2 diabetes. A study by the University of Guelph found that a compound called avocationB (AvoB) counteracts the insulin resistance and oxidation in skeletal muscles. In the study, mice were fed a high-fat diet to induce obesity and insulin resistance for eight weeks. For the next five… Read More
The health benefits of a month off booze include (Mehta et al., 2018): An average 26% reduction in insulin resistance (This occurs when the hormone insulin becomes less effective at making the body remove sugar from the bloodstream, raising the risk of type 2 diabetes.) Improvements in liver health. An average 13% fall in cholesterol levels. A 6%… Read More
Consuming fast food more than twice a week has a strongly positive association with weight gain and doubles the risk of insulin resistance. Reference Pereira, M.A., Kartashov, A.I., Ebbeling, C.B., Van Horn, L., Slattery, M.L., Jacobs, D.R. (2005) Fast-food Habits, Weight Gain, and Insulin Resistance (the CARDIA study): 15-year Prospective Analysis. Lancet. 365, pp.36-42.
A new sub-section of the blog ‘Metabolic Syndrome: An Overview’ can be found under the main page heading of ‘Anatomy and Physiology’.
Research Paper Title Adiponectin in Eutrophic and Obese Children as a Biomarker to Predict Metabolic Syndrome and Each of Its Components. Background Obesity is associated with the rise of non-communicable diseases worldwide. The pathophysiology behind this disease involves the increase of adipose tissue (i.e. fat), being inversely related to adiponectin, but directly related to insulin… Read More