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To Prevent Insulin Resistance Potassium Supplementation is a Must on Protein-Modified Fast W/ Out Fruits & Veggies

You don't need supplemental K, well... unless you are on a protein modified fast without fruits and veggies ;-) The 1984 study by Norbiato et al. is not a very recent, but it's probably a very important study which was set up to investigate "the role of potassium deficiency in the development of glucose intolerance during caloric deprivation" (Norbiato. 1984). Or, put simly, the scientists wanted to know if a low potassium level may promote insulin resistance and modify or is modified in response to dieting (in this case protein-modified fasting). In the study, two groups of subjects were studied. The "normal" group consisted of ten subjects, who were 27-45 years old and whose body weights ranged from 89 to 115% of the "ideal body weight". The "obese" group  group consisted of twenty subjects aged 21-48 years who were 70%-131% overweight. Learn more about the health effects of food: Pasta "Al Dente" = Anti-Diabetic

Low Oxygen ➲ Low Body Fat: Low Oxygen Environment Turns Light Intensity Exercise into a Powerful Fat-Burner

If you haven't seen an altitude chamber like this ( in your gym, you will have a hard time copying the training protocol of the study at hand. You will probably remember my article about "Training and Living in Hypoxia" ( read it ) from January 2014. Some of you may even remember the article I posted one year before about a study that found that swimmers lost a whopping 11% of body fat while training in a high altitude camp ( read this article , as well). You are thus probably aware of the purported link between a lack of oxygen in the air you breath and the amount of energy your cells consume. As a regular at the SuppVersity  you will also be aware that athletes have used the adaptive response to training in hyopxia (which is like high intensity training for your mitochondria) is highly useful for (endurance) athletes. Blood flow restriction / occlusion training and Hypoxia are two very different ways to train! EPO Effect of Low Oxygen -11%

Science-Based Stunts to Make You Lose Weight Rapidly or Slowly : Enteral Nutrition Strips 6cm off Your Waist in One Week, Guar Gum (Fiber) May Help You Lose Weight in Many

Yes, drastic measures will make the weight melt faster, but even if you tube-feed yourself lean, you will not stay this way without lifestyle changes like an increase in fiber intake. There are a billion different ways to lose weight, but if you aligned all these ways along in a diagram with two axes: One that describes the degree of invasion in your regular dietary habits and the other indicating the time that's necessary to see results, the two "tricks" discussed in today's SuppVersity post would be placed somewhere in the edges of the 2nd and third quadrant. You don't get that? Well, I guess that's a science guy's way of saying we are dealing with totally different ways of losing weight, of which one, i.e. the use of guar gum to increase the satiety effects of your meals, suitable for long-term weight loss, while the other, i.e. the use of a very low-calorie You can learn more about the fiber at the SuppVersity Polydextrose & Res. Malt

Khorasan, a "Paleo Wheat" That Could Improve Our Heart Health? Study Shows Sign. Improvements in Inflammation, Glucose & Lipid Metabolism vs. Regular Wheat Products

Regular wheat (left) and khorasan (right) look almost alike, well, if we go by the reputation of "lighter = unhealthier", the healthy "paleo wheat" would actually look like the worse choice, but studies show, it is the exact opposite. You all know that cardiovascular Disease (CVD) causes approximately one-third of all deaths globally in both developed and developing countries. In fact, coronary Heart Disease is the largest contributor of CVD, and encompasses Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), which is an acute pathology associated with atherosclerotic plaque rupture and interruption of coronary blood to myocardial tissue. As Whittaker et al. point out in the prelude to their latest article in the Open Access journal nutrients,  patients with ACS are at particularly high risk of both fatal and non-fatal recurrent cardiovascular events despite stringent medical therapies (Whittaker. 2015). Learn more about the effects of your diet on your health at the SuppVers

Egg or Oatmeal, What's the Less Inflammatory Breakfast? In Diabetics, the Answer Comes (Un-)expected: It's the Egg!

If you cannot decide: Oatmeal or eggs, try oatmeal with sunny-side up eggs, avocado, cheddar and chives | more In spite of the fact that it's true that epidemiological studies still report controversies on the effects of dietary cholesterol and egg intake on the risk for heart disease in patients with diabetes (Shin. 2013; Qureshi. 2006), you as a SuppVersity reader will know that convincing experimental evidence for the causative relation between eating eggs and a worsening of health-relevant lipid-markers is more or less simply "non-existent" ( read more ). In fact, more recent evidence suggests that "an egg a day" may keep the doctor away about as reliable as the proverbial "apple" of which Alex taught you that it'll keep the doc away. Eggs have a more favorable protein / CHO ratio than oatmeal Are You Protein Wheysting? 5x More Than the FDA Allows! Protein requ. of athletes Natural or Supplemental? Protein Timing DO
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