Weight and Metabolism

Increased Risk of Diabetes from Artificial Sweeteners

Zero-calorie sweeteners like Aspartame have long been used in diet sodas, as well as other low-cal foods. It’s been assumed that these sweeteners are healthier alternatives for sugar (especially for those trying to lose weight), but recent studies show that they actually do a lot of damage, and can even increase one’s risk of diabetes. …

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Green Tea Extract Proves Better Than Metformin for Metabolic Markers in Women

Green tea continues to prove itself as a healing powerhouse. A lot of women with PCOS take Metformin to manage their insulin resistance, but a simpler solution proves to be even better. In a recent study, green tea extract was shown to outperform Metformin in both lipid profile and glycemic control. 120 women with high BMI took …

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Artificial Sweeteners’ Effect on the Brain Reduces Impulse Control

A lot of people struggle to lose weight while dieting, and a new study may have determined why. The study was on artificial sweeteners and how they affect the brain, and the results were quite shocking. There are countless diet soft drinks that are marketed to dieters specifically because of their low calorie count. Well, …

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In Lean PCOS, Insulin Resistance is Often Missed, as Illustrated by This Study on the Microbiome

A new study just released on gut microbiome and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) showed some fascinating results: it showed that women with PCOS have fewer types of gut bacteria AND very different microbiomes than women who don’t have the condition. This study concluded that this effect was due to testosterone, rather than metabolic issues or insulin …

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Dairy Products, and Their Link to Insulin Resistance

When most people think about low-fat dairy products, they don’t immediately think of a correlation with insulin resistance. After all, fat-free yogurt and kefir are touted as ideal health foods, especially if people want to lose weight, right? Well, not so right. A recent Iranian study, which followed 1,205 participants for 2.3 years, has shown that Branched Chain …

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