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Younger Age at Menopause Linked to Increased Risk for Diabetes

Prior  research from Metagenics collaborators at Erasmus  MC in Rotterdampublished in JAMA and JAMA Cardiology, gave evidence of the link between early menopause (before age 45 years) and increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. In those publications, the authors suggested that increased risk was due to the adverse effect of menopause on CVD risk factors and the actual effects of age on the various risk factors was still uncertain...

Spotlight Webinar
Dr. Jeffrey Volek: Introduction to Nutritional Ketosis and Clinical Applications

In Part 1 of this two part series,  Jeffrey Volek, PhD, RD  reviews the concept of ketogenesis, nutritional ketosis and keto-adaptation. He discusses potential use of ketogenic diets in clinical practice and the potential benefits of the ketogenic approach to enhance physical performance, manage inflammation and improve lifespan Dr. Volek  is a Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University. He has studied the effects of how diets extremely low in carbohydrates can induce ketosis, impacting metabolic processes

Clinical Review  
Study Findings: Novel enzyme AN-PEP Benefits Individuals with Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten is a dietary protein found in foods made from wheat, barley and rye. For those with gluten sensitivity--different from Celiac Disease (CD)--exposure to gluten can cause gastrointestinal symptoms, headache, and mental fatigue...
Clinical Summary
Can Probiotics Be Used As Antioxidants?
A recent review examined the evidence and potential mechanisms by which probiotics may balance oxidative stressIncreased oxidative stress has been associated with a variety of health conditions including atherosclerosis, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease and cardiovascular diseases. Oxidative stress is caused by excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) that damage lipids, DNA, and proteins that can result in improper cellular function and apoptosis . ..

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