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Flour and Sugar

        White flour and sugar were singled out as particularly noxious, because these had been increasing dramatically in Western diets during the latter half of the nineteenth century, coincident with the reported increase in cancer mortality. (They would...
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Metabolic Syndrome

        Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X or dysmetabolic syndrome, refers to a cluster of metabolic conditions that can lead to heart disease. The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension (high blood pressure), abnormal...
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Fat Metabolism – why humans get chronically fat

        Both dietary fat and a considerable portion of the carbohydrates we consume are stored as fat—or, technically, triglycerides—in the adipose tissue before being used for fuel by the cells.  Fat in the cells of the adipose...
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The Role of Insulin

Insulin is a very small protein, technically known as a peptide.  The roles of insulin are many and diverse. It is the primary regulator of fat, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism; it regulates the synthesis of a molecule called glycogen, the...
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