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Matti Narkia

NephroPal: Evolutionary Lifestyle - 0 views

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    "Should you eat low carbohydrate and high saturated fat, or high carbohydrate and low fat, that is the question? This question is causing a tremendous back and forth in the medical and nutrition industry. It is unbelievable that the medical profession has not at least thoroughly tested the question. How is it that a magnificent experiment had been going on for 2.5 million years, the hunter gatherer Paleolithic life. This continued up to and until about about 10,000 years ago, with the advent of agriculture. After that time is when the diseases of the metabolic syndrome started to appear. This information is a matter of history. If a layman like me can recognize the validity of an experiment that continued for 2,5 million years, and produced healthy individuals, relative to the diseases of the metabolic syndrome, such as: obesity, diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease and stroke, and some cancers to name just a few, then how is it, that the consensus opinion of the medical profession and nutritionists think that the hunter gatherer lifestyle of our ancient ancestors is unhealthful or dangerous? The consensus opinion says that low fat (trim all visible fat from the animal protein) and high carbohydrate food is the "healthy eating" choice for us. I personally know that instead of being healthy,it is unhealthy, because by following my doctors advice over the last 50 years many of the above mentioned diseases started to appear on my charts. "
Matti Narkia

Fructose may promote metabolic syndrome - 0 views

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    "(NaturalNews) A research team from the University of Washington (UW) recently published a study in Physiology & Behavior revealing that moderate consumption of fructose- and high fructose corn syrup-sweetened beverages leads to significant alterations of lipid metabolization in the liver. Conducted on rats, the study also noted marked increases in both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in rats that fed on fructose-sweetened beverages.

    Fructose is a monosaccharide sugar that is found in various fruits. It is a simple sugar that is often promoted as being a healthy "fruit" sugar, however the reality is that fructose is just one component of the complex sugar composition that occurs naturally in fruit. Most granulated fructose available today, called crystalline fructose, is derived from fructose-enriched corn syrup.

    Similarly, high fructose corn syrup is a fructose-enriched form of highly-processed corn syrup that is commonly found in soda, ketchup, candy, dressings, and many other processed foods. The biggest concern about fructose is the fact that, unlike sucrose, it passes undigested through the small intestine where it enters the portal vein and heads directly to the liver. "
Matti Narkia

Low vitamin D linked with CVD risk factors in teens - theheart.org - 0 views

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    "March 18, 2009 | Marlene Busko

    Palm Harbor, FL - In a large study of adolescents, low serum levels of 25-dihydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) strongly predicted prevalence of hypertension, hyperglycemia, and metabolic syndrome [1]. The findings were reported at the AHA 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention.

    Adolescents with vitamin-D levels in the lowest quartile were almost four times more likely to have metabolic syndrome than those with vitamin-D levels in the highest quartile. "I think that is quite alarming," lead author Dr Jared P Reis (Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD) said in an AHA podcast issued to the media."
Matti Narkia

Metabolic Acidosis Peer Review Articles - 0 views

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    Over acidity has been studied by many scientists as you will see here. You can help prevent the negative side effects by eating plenty of green foods and drinking green alkalizing drinks

    Excessive dietary intake of protein with consequent increase in metabolic acid production result in compensatory mechanisms that lead to progression of kidney stones, bone disease, renal disease and a catabolic state.

    Chronic metabolic acidosis is a process whereby an excess acid load is placed on the body due to excess acid generation or diminished acid removal by normal homeostatic mechanisms. Excessive meat ingestion and aging are two clinical conditions often associated with chronic metabolic acidosis. The body's homeostatic response to this pathology is very efficient. Therefore, the blood pH is frequently maintained within the "normal" range. However, these homeostatic responses engender pathologic consequences such as nephrolithiasis, bone demineralization, muscle protein breakdown and renal growth.
Matti Narkia

Metabolic effects of conjugated linoleic acid in humans: the Swedish experien... - 0 views

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    Metabolic effects of conjugated linoleic acid in humans: the Swedish
    experience.
    Riserus U, Smedman A, Basu S, Vessby B.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Jun;79(6 Suppl):1146S-1148S.
    PMID: 15159248

    CONCLUSIONS
    CLA and specifically the isolated isomers are interesting model fatty acids for studies of the effects of (structural differences of) unsaturated fatty acids in humans. Today, there is no clear indication for human use of CLA concentrates. The possible importance of the small reduction of body fat after supplementation with the commercially available CLA products, without evidence of an associated improvement in the metabolic profile, has to be weighed against the apparent reduction of HDL cholesterol and an increased lipid peroxidation. The possible health consequences of prolonged treatment periods are at present unknown. Human supplementation with high doses of the trans-10,cis-12 CLA isomer should be avoided while awaiting further information on possible effects and side effects. However, it cannot be excluded that future studies could point to clinical applications, eg, as a result of antitumorigenic properties or as a tool to prevent weight gain. This possibility certainly requires more research to increase the understanding of the mechanisms behind the effects of CLA and specific CLA isomers on a molecular level. More controlled studies in defined populations are needed, as are controlled studies for comparisons of the effects of different and well-defined (mixtures of) isomers and human studies of longer duration to secure long-term effects and safety.
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Selfish Brain Theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    "The "Selfish Brain" theory describes the characteristic of the human brain to cover its own, comparably high energy requirements with the utmost of priorities when regulating energy fluxes in the organism. The brain behaves selfishly in this respect. The "Selfish brain" theory amongst other things provides a novel explanation for the origin of obesity, the severe and pathological form of overweight. The Luebeck obesity and diabetes specialist Achim Peters developed the fundamentals of this theory between 1998 and 2004. The interdisciplinary "Selfish Brain: brain glucose and metabolic syndrome" research group headed by Peters and supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Luebeck has in the meantime been able to reinforce the basics of the theory through experimental research. Scientists the world over now consider this work as pioneering for the study of the causes of pathological eating disorders and the development of innovative therapies."
Matti Narkia

Low vitamin D levels associated with several risk factors in teenagers - 0 views

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    "* Low levels of vitamin D were associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and metabolic syndrome in teenagers.
    * The highest levels of vitamin D were found in whites, the lowest levels in blacks and intermediate levels in Mexican-Americans.

    PALM HARBOR, Fla., March 11, 2009 - Low levels of vitamin D were associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and metabolic syndrome in teenagers, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention."
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The effect of 4-week chilli supplementation on metabolic and arterial function in human... - 0 views

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    The effect of 4-week chilli supplementation on metabolic and arterial function in humans.
    Ahuja KD, Robertson IK, Geraghty DP, Ball MJ.
    Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007 Mar;61(3):326-33. Epub 2006 Aug 23. Erratum in: Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007 Mar;61(3):442.
    PMID: 16929238

    Conclusion: Four weeks of regular chilli consumption has no obvious beneficial or harmful effects on metabolic parameters but may reduce resting heart rate and increase effective myocardial perfusion pressure time in men.
Matti Narkia

Hypovitaminosis D is associated with insulin resistance and {beta} cell dysfunction -- ... - 0 views

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    Hypovitaminosis D is associated with insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction.
    Chiu KC, Chu A, Go VL, Saad MF.
    Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 May;79(5):820-5.
    PMID: 15113720

    Conclusions: The data show a positive correlation of 25(OH)D concentration with insulin sensitivity and a negative effect of hypovitaminosis D on ß cell function. Subjects with hypovitaminosis D are at higher risk of insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome. Further studies are required to explore the underlying mechanisms.
Matti Narkia

25-Hydroxyvitamin D, IGF-1, and Metabolic Syndrome at 45 Years of Age - Diabetes - 0 views

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    25-hydroxyvitamin D, IGF-1, and metabolic syndrome at 45 years of age: a cross-sectional study in the 1958 British Birth Cohort.
    Hyppönen E, Boucher BJ, Berry DJ, Power C.
    Diabetes. 2008 Feb;57(2):298-305. Epub 2007 Nov 14.
    PMID: 18003755
    doi: 10.2337/db07-1122

    CONCLUSIONS-Serum 25(OH)D is inversely associated with metabolic syndrome, whereas the inverse association with IGF-1 was found only among those without hypovitaminosis D. These results suggest that metabolic syndrome prevalence is the lowest when both 25(OH)D and IGF-1 are high.
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RANK ligand and TNF-{alpha} mediate acid-induced bone calcium efflux in vitro -- Frick ... - 0 views

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    Frick KK, LaPlante K, Bushinsky DA.
    RANK ligand and TNF-alpha mediate acid-induced bone calcium efflux in vitro.
    Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2005 Nov;289(5):F1005-11. Epub 2005 Jun 21.
    PMID: 15972386 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE
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Causes of disturbances in acid-base balance - Acid-base balance, dentinogenesis and den... - 0 views

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    The most common imbalance in the acid-base balance in the industrialized countries is mild chronic metabolic acidosis caused by the diet rich in the animal protein. Proteins are metabolized to organic acids. The typical American diet produces after metabolism approximately 100 meq of acid every day (Barzel 1995). This kind of a diet has been proved to cause aciduria and calciuria as a consequence of acidosis and thus a loss of total calcium of the body (Breslau et al. 1988, Schuette et al. 1980, Licata et al. 1981). Cola drinks that contain phosphoric acid are another acidosis-inducing ingredient of diet, especially among young people (Barzel 1995).
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Parathyroid hormone, but not vitamin D, is associated with the metabolic syndrome in mo... - 0 views

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    Parathyroid hormone, but not vitamin D, is associated with the metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese women and men: a cross-sectional study.
    Hjelmesaeth J, Hofsø D, Aasheim ET, Jenssen T, Moan J, Hager H, Røislien J, Bollerslev J.
    Cardiovasc Diabetol. 2009 Feb 3;8:7.
    PMID: 19187564
    doi:10.1186/1475-2840-8-7

    CONCLUSION: The PTH level, but not the vitamin D level, is an independent predictor of MS in treatment seeking morbidly obese Caucasian women and men. Randomized controlled clinical trials, including different therapeutic strategies to lower PTH, e.g. calcium/vitamin D supplementation and weight reduction, are necessary to explore any cause-and-effect relationship.
Matti Narkia

Lifestyle-induced metabolic inflexibility and accelerated ageing syndrome: insulin resi... - 0 views

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    Lifestyle-induced metabolic inflexibility and accelerated ageing syndrome: insulin resistance, friend or foe?
    Nunn AV, Bell JD, Guy GW.
    Nutr Metab (Lond). 2009 Apr 16;6:16.
    PMID: 19371409
    doi:10.1186/1743-7075-6-16
Matti Narkia

Dietary magnesium intake is related to metabolic syndrome in older Americans. - Eur J N... - 0 views

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    Dietary magnesium intake is related to metabolic syndrome in older Americans.
    McKeown NM, Jacques PF, Zhang XL, Juan W, Sahyoun NR.
    Eur J Nutr. 2008 Jun;47(4):210-6. Epub 2008 Jun 16.
    PMID: 18560789
    DOI: 10.1007/s00394-008-0715-x
Matti Narkia

It's Nuts: Adding Nuts to Mediterranean Diet Zaps Metabolic Problems - 0 views

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    (NaturalNews) Adding a daily serving of mixed nuts to the traditional Mediterranean diet (which consists of whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits and olive oil, a moderate intake of fish and alcohol and a low intake of dairy, meats and sweets) is a delicious, natural and effective way to treat metabolic syndrome in older adults who are at high risk for heart disease. That's the conclusion of research just published in the December issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association.
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Essential fatty acid interactions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    The actions of the ω-3 and ω-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are best characterized by their interactions; they cannot be understood separately.
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Study Links Diet Soft Drinks With Cardiac Risk | LiveScience - 0 views

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    Drinking more than one soda a day -- even if it's the sugar-free diet kind -- is associated with an increased incidence of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors linked to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a study finds
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