High Dietary Fat Detrimental to Fetus

When researchers fed a high-fat diet to pregnant primates they found that 100% of the unborn experienced more oxadative stress to the liver and developed fatty livers. This held true whether the mother was lean or obese. It would appear that the developing fetus is highly sensitive to excess maternal dietary fat. PositiveTip: Consuming a…

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Exercise and Vegetarian Diet Improve Type 2 Diabetes

A 24-week trial showed that exercising and eating a calorie-restricted vegetarian diet decreases abdominal fat, plasma leptin and oxidative stress markers while improving insulin sensitivity and reducing insulin resistance, compared to a conventional diabetic diet. Weight loss produces better insulin and leptin function. Since both leptin and insulin help to control food intake, weight loss brings better…

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Another Thumbs-up for Fruits and Vegetables

You know exercise promotes longevity and helps control type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance? Did you think exercise and the use of antioxidants might be even better? Time to think again! A brand new study suggests otherwise.An international team of researchers have discovered in a randomized trial, average insulin sensitivity was higher in those who were…

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