Cognitive, sleep, and autonomic responses to induction of a ketogenic diet in military personnel: a pilot study - Shaw DM, Henderson L, van den Berg M.
BACKGROUND: This pilot study examined the effect of a 2-wk ketogenic diet (KD) compared with a carbohydrate (CHO) diet in military personnel on cognitive performance, mood, sleep, and heart rate variability (HRV).METHODS: A randomized-controlled, c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Glucagon Analog Stops Hypoglycemia Faster Than Carbs Glucagon Analog Stops Hypoglycemia Faster Than Carbs
Dasiglucagon, a recently approved glucagon analog, was faster than fast-acting carbohydrates for resolving hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes, with high patient satisfaction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 24, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Carbohydrate Needs Would Be Well-Nourished If Our Protein Resources Are Not Dependent On Imports'
[The Point] The minister for Agriculture Hon. Dr. Demba Sabally has revealed that carbohydrate needs would be well-nourished if our protein resources are independent on imports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Made to measure: why we can ’t stop quantifying our lives
From ancient Egyptian cubits to fitness tracker apps, humankind has long been seeking ever more ways to measure the world – and ourselves. But what is this doing to us?If anything exemplifies the power of measurement in contemporary life, it is Standard Reference Peanut Butter. It ’s the creation of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and sold to industry at a price of $1,069 for three 170g jars. The exorbitant cost is not due to rare ingredients or a complex production process. Instead, it is because of the rigour with which the contents of each ja r have been analysed. This peanut butter has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: James Vincent Tags: Science Source Type: news

Fatty liver disease: Are you at risk? Carbohydrates could be a trigger - ‘Vicious cycle’
WHILE the first stage of fatty liver disease doesn't pose harm in most cases, as the condition progresses the more dangerous it becomes. From liver failure to cancer, untreated non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can stir up serious complications. One trigger for this condition is refined carbohydrates, according to an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What diet is best for living longer, healthier life?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

The New Science of Forgetting
A baby zebrafish is just half the size of a pea. A recent look inside its transparent brain, however, offers clues to the far bigger mystery of how we remember—and how we forget. In an experiment that yielded insights into memory and the brain, a team of researchers at the University of Southern California taught the tiny creature to associate a bright light with a flash of heat, a temperature change the fish responded to by trying to swim away. Using a custom-designed microscope, the team then captured images of the animals’ brains in the moments before and after they learned to associate the light and the hea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corinne Purtill Tags: Uncategorized feature healthscienceclimate Neuroscience Source Type: news

Is Saturated Fat or Carbohydrates Worse for the Liver? Is Saturated Fat or Carbohydrates Worse for the Liver?
Dr. Caroline Apovian discusses whether fat or carbohydrate overfeeding is more likely to lead to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 7, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Oral health: Avoid highly acidic foods, refined carbohydrates and dried fruit weakened
ORAL health may either be helped or hindered with what you choose to eat and drink. Certain foods once digested are known to directly impact your oral health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visceral fat diet: Cut your risk of gaining the harmful belly fat by eating
VISCERAL fat, also known as belly fat, can hike your risk of severe health problems. Fortunately, simple diet tweaks could help reduce the harmful fat. Research highlights a certain carbohydrate that might be especially potent in this process. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fight to Save the Embattled Monarch Butterfly
In the depths of the Californian winter, an ember of hope has flickered for the monarch butterfly, the charismatic and beloved visitor that has seemingly been on a graceful descent into oblivion. The annual mass migration of the orange and black butterflies to the coast of California, as well as a separate odyssey the creatures take each year to the mountains of central Mexico, is among the grandest of spectacles in the natural world. Images of butterflies adorn t-shirts, pottery, and confectionery sold at tourist hotspots that have sprouted up in places where the butterflies gather in such numbers that they cause the boug...
Source: TIME: Science - March 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Milman Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Weighing the Best Diet Options for IBD
Nearly every patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has the same query—which has a not-so-simple answer. “‘Doctor, what should I eat when living with IBD?’ is likely the most frequently asked question following diagnosis,” says Dr. Maitreyi Raman, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Calgary. Raman, who’s a gastroenterologist, physician nutrition specialist, and researcher, has closely studied the topic and reviewed the available evidence for dietary patterns that may be of benefit (or not) to patients. IBD includes Crohn’s disease, which can cause inflamm...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael O. Schroeder Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Truth About Common Digestive Health Fears
Everyone experiences digestive problems now and then, and they’re nobody’s idea of a good time. In a survey of nearly 72,000 adults in the U.S., 61% reported having had at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom over the previous week, and within that group, 58% said they’d had two or more GI symptoms over the past week, according to a study in a 2018 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Because symptoms like constipation, heartburn, and abdominal pain are generally vague and often don’t have an obvious cause, those suffering tend to fear the worst. “People get very concerned abo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Mysteries and Underdiagnosis of SIBO
In 2017, shortly after she turned 32, Phoebe Lapine had just spent the previous three years overhauling her health to make up for her ailing thyroid, the result of unchecked Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. She was following a gluten-free diet, drinking kombucha and taking prebiotics, and finally feeling her best when she noticed peculiar gut symptoms starting to rear their head: burping during meals, stomach discomfort, and a bloated belly that simply would not deflate. She turned to a functional doctor who quickly gave her a diagnosis: small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a gut condition not uncommon for hypothyro...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meaghan Beatley Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Who needs a gluten-free diet and why?
March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn why some people need a gluten-free diet. Whole grains are an important part of healthy diet. They are good sources of complex carbohydrates, as well as some key vitamins and minerals. And because whole grains are naturally high in fiber, they may help you feel full and satisfied, which can make it easier to maintain a healthy body weight. Eating more whole-grain… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 2, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news