High glucose levels could impair ferroelectricity in body’s connective tissues

April 30, 2014

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Michelle Ma News and Information High sugar levels in the body come at a cost to health. New research suggests that more sugar in the body could damage the elastic proteins that help us breathe and pump blood. The findings could have health implications for diabetics, who have high blood-glucose levels. Researchers at the University […]

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Hemoglobinopathies May Distort HbA1C

July 28, 2013

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Natasha Patel, PharmD Candidate, LECOM College of Pharmacy Measuring glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) gives us a patient’s long term average blood glucose levels.1 Since HbA1c measures the percentage of patients’ glycosolated hemoglobin, patients who possess variants of hemoglobin can exhibit false readings. Such variants, called hemoglobinopathies, can include inherited hemoglobin variants, elevated fetal hemoglobin, and hemoglobin […]

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Healthy alternatives to medicine

March 14, 2013

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1. Exercise! – Studies have shown that regular exercise can be as effective or better than antidepressants or psychotherapy, says Dr. Mary Caracoglia. 2. Gardening! is known for its meditative and relaxing effects. Medical News Today reports UK scientists found a helpful bacteria in soil that affects the brain in nearly the same way anti […]

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Insulin in the Brain

January 12, 2013

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Scientists have known for a long time that insulin is critical to the healthy functioning of the body’s many types of cells. Like other cells in the body, neurons in the brain need glucose to fuel their activities. In fact, PET scans have revealed that when some parts of the brain are engaged in a […]

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Control of Blood Glucose

January 12, 2013

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Control of Blood Glucose The Body Alternates Between Anabolic & Catabolic States Anabolism: energy storage & growth Catabolism: mobilization of stored energy to support body functions We use energy continuously but take it in only during meals During and immediately following a meal the body goes into an anabolic state & stores energy: Anabolic activities […]

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Each Organ Has a Unique Metabolic Profile

January 11, 2013

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    The metabolic patterns of the brain, muscle, adipose tissue, kidney, and liver are strikingly different. Let us consider how these organs differ in their use of fuels to meet their energy needs: 1. Brain. Glucose is virtually the sole fuel for the human brain, except during prolonged starvation. The brain lacks fuel stores […]

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How Much Glucose Does Your Brain Really Need?

January 11, 2013

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We now know that the oft-repeated “your brain only runs on glucose!” is wrong. I’ve mentioned it before, and anyone who’s taken the time to get fat-adapted on a low-carb Primal eating plan intuitively knows that your brain doesn’t need piles of glucose to work, because, well, they’re using their brain to read this sentence. […]

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Why Are Only Certain Organs Damaged?

January 11, 2013

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Cell health depends on a steady supply of fuel from glucose and free fatty acids. These two major fuels are both regulated by insulin released directly into the blood from beta cells in the pancreas. From the blood, an insulin molecule crosses the blood vessel wall and attaches to an insulin receptor on the outer […]

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