Study links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup to intestinal tumor growth

A recent study has found that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common sweetener used in soft drinks, promotes the growth of intestinal tumors. Excessive consumption of products sweetened with HFCS is also linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome. According to the researchers behind the study, the epidemic of obesity seen around the world today is primarily caused … Continue reading Study links consumption of high-fructose corn syrup to intestinal tumor growth

Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

The phrase “big things come in small packages” could very well be talking about pumpkin seeds. The flat, oval-shaped seeds are equal parts healthy and delicious, making them a great addition to soups, salads, and desserts. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the U.K. revealed that these seeds can even help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. The … Continue reading Pumpkin seeds found to lower blood sugar levels

Fructose can cause far more damage than glucose

Sugar is more complicated than it lets on. For one, the sweet-tasting carbohydrate is a paradox in itself: It’s found in nature – plants are great sources of it – but it’s also a risk factor in many chronic diseases, and as recent studies put it, a substance as damaging and addictive as alcohol. In particular, … Continue reading Fructose can cause far more damage than glucose

Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?

Researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany recently reviewed the findings of preclinical studies and clinical trials which focused on the efficacy of ketogenic diets in treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Results from different trials suggested that ketogenic diets could halt the progression of AD by counteracting the impaired glucose uptake and metabolism that precedes the onset of AD. Their … Continue reading Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?

Leukemia cells “steal” glucose from normal cells to feed their own growth

One of the things that makes cancer such a life-threatening disease is its ability to rapidly spread to other areas of the body. It does so by getting energy from glucose, which it does in extreme amounts. A study from the University of Colorado Cancer Center looked at how the disease gets its energy and found that … Continue reading Leukemia cells “steal” glucose from normal cells to feed their own growth

The keto diet: Tips to make sure that the eating plan is working for you

In recent years, many people have started following the keto diet in order to lose weight. However, the results of this diet still vary depending on the individual. Some people might observe immediate results, while for others there might not be any weight loss at all. The body will exhibit different signs to indicate that the keto diet … Continue reading The keto diet: Tips to make sure that the eating plan is working for you