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Stopping Cholesterol Cancer

November 29, 2013

Not really what you want to hear the day after a big Thanksgiving meal. But scientists have found the mechanism tying cholesterol to increased breast cancer rates. Cholesterol is broken down into 27HC, which can mimic estrogen and encourage the growth of breast cancer. In mice, the presence of 27HC causes rapid growth of tumors. […]

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The tide has been going out on low and non-fat diets, as well as cholesterol obsession and heart medication on general. In fact, experts are now pointing out that despite a huge number of people being prescribed cholesterol medication, changing their diets to exclude saturated fat, and making other fat related lifestyle changes, heart disease […]

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A new study has found another connection between losing weight and sleeping (lack of sleep has previously been linked to irregular hormones when it comes to feelings of hunger and fullness). Sleep is so important, your body reacts to it at a cellular level! Fat cells function poorly on low amounts of sleep, specifically they […]

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Should Sugar Be Banned?

February 15, 2012

That’s the argument of Dr. Lustig, a bit of a sugar eccentric who pops up on the internet every few years with attention grabbing flare. His latest opinion piece, printed in Nature, suggests that sugar is so toxic it should be regulated outright. He’s not entirely wrong—Americans in particular consume far too much sugar, causing […]

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Canadian scientistshave found a way to slow the spread of Hepatitis C in the liver, potentially allowing medicines that treat Hepatitis C and the immune system time to defeat the virus, although it has not moved into such trials.The new method to block Hepatitis C works by shrinking fat cells in the liver, which Hepatitis […]

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