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MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, the most frequently prescribed standalone drug for type 2 diabetes, is better for the heart than its closest competitors, a large analysis suggests.

Metformin reduced the risk of dying from heart attack and stroke by about 30 percent to 40 percent compared with other commonly used drugs called sulfonylureas, such as glibenclamide, glimepiride, glipizide and tolbutamide, researchers report. "Pharmaceutical companies continue to make new drugs to reduce blood sugar and improve on safety concerns of the older drugs," said senior study author Dr. The sugar conspiracy. Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the University of California who specialises in the treatment of childhood obesity.

The sugar conspiracy

A 90-minute talk he gave in 2009, titled Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has now been viewed more than six million times on YouTube. In it, Lustig argues forcefully that fructose, a form of sugar ubiquitous in modern diets, is a “poison” culpable for America’s obesity epidemic. A year or so before the video was posted, Lustig gave a similar talk to a conference of biochemists in Adelaide, Australia.

Afterwards, a scientist in the audience approached him. Surely, the man said, you’ve read Yudkin. Time For Diabetes UK To Unplug Ears and Respond To Chorus Of Disapproval Demanding U-Turn. By Jane Feinmann How much longer can the charity Diabetes UK continue to provide advice on diet to the UK’s 3.9 million people with type 2 diabetes that is based on the discredited Seven Countries Study carried out by Ancel Keys back in the 1950/1960s?

Time For Diabetes UK To Unplug Ears and Respond To Chorus Of Disapproval Demanding U-Turn

The urgency of this question cannot be overstated. On the one hand, type 2 diabetes is almost certainly the most poorly managed chronic disorder of modern times. Two out of three people with the disorder fail to control their blood glucose despite GPs handing out diabetic medication amounting to 10 per cent of the NHS drugs budget. The long-term consequences of this failure are staggering and tragic – both financially and at an individual level. A Randomized Pilot Trial of a Moderate Carbohydrate Diet Compared to a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet in Overweight or Obese Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus or Prediabetes.

Carb-Loaded - A Culture Dying to Eat. Trailer 1 - Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat. How Knowledge is Power in Nutrition. Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies. Chris Buzelli On a brisk spring Tuesday in 1976, a pair of executives from the Sugar Association stepped up to the podium of a Chicago ballroom to accept the Oscar of the public relations world, the Silver Anvil award for excellence in "the forging of public opinion.

Big Sugar's Sweet Little Lies

" The trade group had recently pulled off one of the greatest turnarounds in PR history. For nearly a decade, the sugar industry had been buffeted by crisis after crisis as the media and the public soured on sugar and scientists began to view it as a likely cause of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Industry ads claiming that eating sugar helped you lose weight had been called out by the Federal Trade Commission, and the Food and Drug Administration had launched a review of whether sugar was even safe to eat. Consumption had declined 12 percent in just two years, and producers could see where that trend might lead.

The effect of a high-egg diet on cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes: the Diabetes and Egg (DIABEGG) study—a 3-mo randomized controlled trial. About Me. I am a physician trained in internal medicine, nephrology, and obesity medicine in St.

About Me

Petersburg, FL. I graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1986 and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at The Emory University Affiliated Hospitals program in 1989. I completed a clinical nephrology fellowship at Yale University and a research nephrology fellowship at The University of Tennessee. In February 2012, after discovering the ketogenic diet for the treatment of my own type 1 diabetes, I learned that this diet was also effective for the treatment of numerous other conditions including obesity.

Bret Michaels: "Face of Diabetes", Defeatist Shout Out - Diabetes Warrior. Bret Michaels is in the news due to complications from Type 1 diabetes.

Bret Michaels: "Face of Diabetes", Defeatist Shout Out - Diabetes Warrior

First: I hold no animosity for the man Bret Michaels. I love his zest for life. Franziska Spritzler - 'Carbohydrate Restriction: The Key to Achieving Optimal Blood Sugar' Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition. Figure 9.

Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base - Nutrition

Dietary carbohydrate restriction in type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome: time for a critical appraisal. The epidemic of diabetes continues unabated, and impassioned calls for better treatment and prevention strategies are common features of scientific conferences.

Dietary carbohydrate restriction in type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome: time for a critical appraisal

While it is generally acknowledged that total dietary carbohydrate is the major factor in glycemic control, strategies based on reduction of dietary carbohydrate have received little support. The American Diabetes Association, for example, has traditionally recommend against low carbohydrate diets (less than 130 g/day[1]; while the most recent guidelines [2] admit such diets as an alternative approach to weight loss, they continue to emphasize concerns and downplay benefits. Similarly, the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [3] reported "no justification for the recommendation of very low carbohydrate diets in persons with diabetes.

" While low carbohydrate diets may not be appropriate for everyone, choices should be left to individual physicians and patients. 1. 2. 3. 4. Dietary Carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management. Critical review and evidence base. <div class="msgBox" style="margin-top:10px;"><span class="errMsg"><div>JavaScript is disabled on your browser.

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Please enable JavaScript to use all the features on this page. </div></span></div><br /> Received 18 April 2014, Revised 28 June 2014, Accepted 28 June 2014, Available online 16 July 2014 DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2014.06.011 Open Access. Why you should not do low carb, especially whole foods low carb… Big Sugar's secret documents echo tobacco tactics. When Cristen Couzens went on the hunt for evidence that Big Sugar had manipulated public opinion, she had no idea what she was doing.

Big Sugar's secret documents echo tobacco tactics

She was a dentist, not an investigative reporter. But she couldn't let go of the nagging suspicion that something was amiss. Her obsession started in an unlikely place, at a dental conference in Seattle in 2007 about diabetes and gum disease. When one speaker listed foods to avoid, there was no mention of sugar. "I thought this was very strange," Couzens said. "I was so shocked by that statement," she said, "I felt obligated to do a little bit of research, thinking perhaps the sugar industry had somehow had an influence over the lack of advice to limit sugar intake to prevent and control diabetes.

LCHF for Beginners. To make a low-carb diet truly simple and enjoyable requires a few new skills. For example, how do you cook low-carb breakfasts that you love? How do you eat more healthy fats? And what’s important to think about when dining out? Here are all the guides you need. Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets. $19 million paid to ADA by BigPharma? This post will be discussing the “contributions” BigPharma paid the American Diabetes Association… $19 million in 2008. That’s the last year I can find the data. I talk about this periodically…. but I’ve never done a post showing the actual numbers. New “friends” may not be aware of this… if not YOU SHOULD BE SHOCKED. This MUST violate some law… or at least ethical practice. Type 2 diabetes. High-Carb ADA Diabetes Diet Advice Slowly Killing Type 2 Diabetics.

Diabetes is quickly becoming an out-of-control epidemic with no signs of slowing down anytime soon unless something dramatically changes in the way people are treating this terrible disease. According to The 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, 25.8 million Americans currently have diabetes (mostly Type 2) and another 79 million are well on their way to developing full-blown Type 2 diabetes with elevated fasting blood glucose numbers identifying them as prediabetic (with fasting blood glucose levels between 100-125 mg/dl). Unfortunately, the primary source of consumer information about treating diabetes comes from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and their horribly misguided recommended meal plans that are decidedly too high-carb to control blood sugar and insulin levels to adequately control the complications that come from diabetes.

Responses to a High-Carb Meal in Type 2 Diabetes on a Low-Carb Diet. How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist. I love nutrition, but I really hate the way it tends to be practiced. Many dietitians are NOT basing their nutrition advice on the latest science (1). The general guidelines are completely outdated. They have barely changed in the past few decades, even though nutrition science has advanced greatly. Two ADAs: Same Awful Advice. Whether you're talking ADA, as in, American Diabetes Association or, ADA as in American Dietetic Association, the advice is the same and the effects are the same: not helpful at best, deadly at worst. This is a sort of follow-on to my recent post on registered dietitians. One of my readers, Steve Cooksey, offered to share his experience with the "ADA," and it doesn't really matter which one, or both. Why People with Diabetes Need to Avoid Statins! 'At the Limits' - Cutting Edge Clinical Academic Events.

Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? 9 Lies About Fat That Destroyed The World's Health. Killer Fact: 30-40 Percent of Health Care Spending in the U.S. Is Tied to Excess Sugar Consumption. Photo Credit: January 10, 2014 | Like this article?