Christian Assad, MD

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Keto-Adaptation

Some Clues to Its Complexity<p>Human metabolism has evolved to be remarkably flexible in its ability to use a variety of dietary energy substrates. From …

Diabetes

Ketone bodies as signaling metabolites

Highlights<p>Ketone bodies have signaling functions as well as being a mobile source of cellular energy.<br>• Ketone bodies inhibit histone deacetylases and …

The power of a 7-day fast

Do you want to supercharge your weight loss? There’s just about nothing more effective than this. We’ve reached the very end of our series on fasting …

Weight Loss

Dom D’Agostino, Ph.D.: ketosis, n=1, exogenous ketones, HBOT, seizures, and cancer - Peter Attia

In this episode, Dom D’Agostino, one of the smartest people on all things related to ketones, digs deep into the research and application of these …

Starting the Keto Diet? A Dietitian Says to Buy These Foods From the Grocery Store

Ready to give the keto diet a go? It's time to clean out your fridge and fill it up with keto-approved foods. In order to get acclimated to the low-carb, high-fat diet, Dr. Catherine Metzgar, PhD, RD, nutrition scientist at Virta Health, provided POPSUGAR with a grocery list of keto-approved foods. …

New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products

HOUSTON – (July 11, 2018) – Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research …

The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol

By Peter Whoriskey<p>, Reporter<p>The nation’s top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.<p>The group’s finding that cholesterol in the diet need no longer be …

Diets

'Carbohydrates are killing us'

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.<p>For …

Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy

Obesity affects 40 percent of adults and 19 percent of children in the United States and accounts for more than $168 billion in health care spending each year. Sugary beverages are thought to be one of the major drivers of the obesity epidemic. These drinks (think soda and sports drinks) are the …

Holistic Medicine

Ketone bodies mimic the life span extending properties of caloric restriction - Veech - 2017

Abstract<p>The extension of life span by caloric restriction has been studied across species from yeast and <i>C</i>aenorhabditis <i>elegans</i> to primates. No …

Unexpected cell population gives fat a brake

Single-cell transcriptional profiling of stem and progenitor cells in fat tissue identifies distinct cell subpopulations, one of which inhibits fat …

Intermittent fasting: Surprising update

There’s a ton of incredibly promising intermittent fasting (IF) research done on fat rats. They lose weight, their blood pressure, cholesterol, and …

Keto Diet Foods: The Full Ketogenic Diet Food List

So you’ve decided to try the ketogenic diet. Now what? Do you know exactly what to eat?<p>If you’re still scratching your head, or perhaps just need a …

Nutrition

Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health: evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance

• Sacks FM,<br>• Lichtenstein AH,<br>• Wu JHY,<br>• et al.,<br>• American Heart Association<p>. dietary fats and cardiovascular disease: a presidential advisory from the American …

What's Worse—Carbs or Seed Oils? Understanding a High-PUFA Diet.

<i>tl;dr: The one study I'm aware of that shows conclusively that excess glucose acts as an accelerant for excess n-6, but it not nearly so harmful</i> …

The straight dope on cholesterol – Part I - Peter Attia

Welcome to a nine-part series on a topic near and dear.<p>I’ve been planning to write at length about this topic for a few months, but I’ve been …

Cholesterol Endgame?

<i>Something exciting is happening.</i><p>There’s a special group of people that may be answering one of the most powerful medical questions of our time.<p>The …

Online, simulation scenarios ready med students for residency

What medical students know is only as good as how they apply it. Bridging the gap is key to ensuring a successful transition from medical school to …

The essence of the iFast-LoCa Lifestyle. Permutations of Intermittent Fasting, Low Carb Diet & Ketosis.

We’ve had some friends ask us about the iFast-LoCa <i>(I Fast-Low Carb)</i> diet/lifestyle in more detail. Hence, we will try to summarize and simplify it as …

cholesterol - ketoscience

Cholesterol has been the medical boogeyman for much of the last half century. Unfortunately there is a very large discrepancy between what most …

Guide for low-carb dietitians

For decades, doctors specializing in diabetes and obesity management have recommended low-carb diets to their patients, typically with excellent …

Diabetes

Nutrition Network Online Course

Topics include: diabetes & obesity; insulin resistance; statins & cardiovascular disease; and mental health (see full list below).<p><b>Course Price</b><p>R 7500 …

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

Low-Carb Alcohol: The Top 10 Drinks

Just because you’re dieting, doesn’t mean you can’t live a little! And whether you like a glass of wine with dinner or a cocktail out with friends, …

How deep learning AI will help hologram technology find practical applications

Easier, Faster, Holograms<p>In two new studies, researchers at UCLA used artificial neural networks to reconstruct a hologram — not just any hologram, …

Ericsson Is Building AI Networks for Our 5G Future - PCMag UK

BARCELONA—The age of 5G is coming. For service providers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and the networking hardware and software vendors supplying …

Face detection with OpenCV and deep learning

Today I’m going to share a little known secret with you regarding the OpenCV library:<b>You can perform fast, accurate face detection with OpenCV using</b> …

Artificial Intelligence Will Take Your Job: What You Can Do Today To Protect It Tomorrow

“We will take your jobs,” said Sophia, a humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The audience of 60,000 world technology leaders at Web Summit, the world’s largest technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal, nervously laughed. “That was not funny,” I heard an engineer next to me …

Artificial Intelligence

This Software Works Just as Accurately as Your Lawyer--Only 200 Times Faster

Artificial intelligence startup LawGeex put its software up against a group of lawyers. The results were pretty eye-opening.<p>Watch out, attorneys. The bots are coming--and they're getting good at your job.<p>For some lawyers, contract review takes up a huge chunk of time and it can be extremely tedious.<p>…

Google’s DeepMind teaches AI to predict death

DeepMind wants to solve the problem of patient deterioration in hospitals. The Google sister-company fed its AI the historical medical records of about 700,000 US veterans in hopes it will learn to predict changes in patient condition that, unchecked, lead to death.<p>The partnership between DeepMind …