Insulin is the hormone that promotes uptake of nutrients into cells; it rises after eating, especially with consumption of carbohydrates and protein, and the amount of insulin required for this task varies
I wrote the other day about the less-than-optimal control animals and humans used in fasting and calorie-restriction studies. Partly this is due to the bad food that most people eat, as well as the substandard
The obesity epidemic may be much worse than even the dismal statistics describe. Body mass index under-measures obesity; body fat is more important than body mass index.
Among white men over the age of
Obesity has dramatically increased in the U.S. over the past several decades, and what Americans eat has a lot to do with it. In this article we’ll look at the links between processed food, supernormal
Of all the states in the U.S., Colorado has the lowest rate of obesity, at about 20% as of 2015. Mississippi has the highest rate at about 35%. Why is obesity low in Colorado?
What could account for the
Staying lean is an anti-aging prerequisite
Every now and then a news report comes around about some study or other that finds that being slightly overweight is associated with lower mortality than being
Humans strive to maintain a constant protein intake
The protein leverage hypothesis of obesity asserts that humans and animals closely regulate the amount of protein in their diets, with the average human
How much is aging really inevitable?
A number of physiological processes change with aging, notably autophagy, inflammation, and oxidative stress. While we can do many things to ameliorate them and thus