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November 20, 2013
Are Fatty Foods Addictive?
Those eating calorie-dense diets may have a reduced capacity to enjoy all of life’s pleasures by deadening dopamine pathways in the brain.
September 20, 2013
Methionine Restriction as a Life Extension Strategy
Plant-based diets may prove to be a useful nutrition strategy in both cancer growth control as well as lifespan extension because these diets are naturally lower in methionine.
January 4, 2013
Flesh and Fructose
Meat and sugar increase uric acid levels, which are associated with increased risk of gout, hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, prediabetes, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiovascular...
December 7, 2012
Unsweetening the Diet
All sweeteners--natural and artificial, caloric and non-caloric—help maintain cravings for intensely sweet foods.
December 6, 2012
Neurobiology of Artificial Sweeteners
The disconnect between sweetness sensations coming from our tongue and the lack of a caloric feedback loop in the gut may result in overeating.
December 5, 2012
How Diet Soda Could Make Us Gain Weight
People consuming low calorie sweeteners may overcompensate by eating more than they otherwise would.
July 24, 2012
The Benefits of Caloric Restriction Without the Actual Restricting
One mechanism by which caloric restriction may extend one's lifespan is by upregulating dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA supplements are...
October 21, 2009
Is Caloric Restriction Good For You?
Animal studies suggest caloric restriction is beneficial, but what does some of the first human data show?
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