Ghrelin & Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title The Ghrelin and Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes; A Controlled, Cross-over Design Study. Background The researchers have recently reported the 24 hour glucose, insulin and glucagon responses to a 72 hour fast compared to a 72 hour macronutrient-sufficient, carbohydrate-free diet in men… Read More

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Type 1 Diabetes: The Pancreas & Transforming Non-Beta Cells

What an incredible transformation: A protein that persuades normal pancreatic cells to make insulin could help people with type 1 diabetes avoid daily injections. Insulin keeps the amount of glucose in our blood at a safe level. But in type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that makes insulin.… Read More

Cocoa Consumption & Cognitive Function, Any Link?

Research Paper Title Cocoa Flavanol Consumption Improves Cognitive Function, Blood Pressure Control, and Metabolic Profile in Elderly Subjects: The Cocoa, Cognition, and Aging (CoCoA) Study – A Randomized Controlled Trial. Background Recent evidence has indicated that flavanol consumption may have many health benefits in humans, including improved cognitive activities. As such the aim was to… Read More

Type 1 Diabetes & Inability To Produce Insulin: Straight Forward, Yes?

So you think type 1 diabetes is simple – an autoimmune disease that usually starts in the first two decades of life and causes complete inability to produce insulin? Two new studies challenge the familiar paradigm. One is outlined below the other can be found in the references at the end. Research Paper Title Most… Read More