Why You Should Never Quit Fruit During a Low-Carb Diet, According to Science

One of my patients – who had been struggling with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and the cost of her medications – agreed in June 2019 to adopt a more whole-food plant-based diet.

 

Excited by the challenge, she did a remarkable job. She increased her fresh fruit and vegetable intake, stopped eating candy, cookies and cakes and cut down on foods from animal sources. Over six months, she lost 19 pounds and her HbA1c – a measure of her average blood sugar – dropped from 11.5 to 7.6 percent.

She was doing so well, I expected that her HbA1c would continue to

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ImmunityBio Announces Results of Phase 2 Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Trial at ASCO GI With Median Overall Survival of 6.3 Months in Patients With Third-Line Disease, More Than Doubling Historical Survival

CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ImmunityBio, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBRX), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, today announced interim results (N=63) in its metastatic pancreatic cancer trial (QUILT 88) showing that the overall survival rate for patients doubled compared to historical survival rate of three months after two prior lines of therapy (Manax ASCO GI 2019). The data of the Phase 2 trial studying a combination immunotherapy (Nant Cancer Vaccine) also show treatment-related serious adverse events were uncommon (8%) and no treatment-related deaths were reported. Based on these findings, ImmunityBio plans to meet with the FDA in 2022 to discuss the

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An exercise ‘sweet’ spot may reverse cognitive decline

  • A recent study has discovered an exercise “sweet spot” that reverses cognitive decline in aging mice.
  • The research team discovered that 35 days of continuous exercise improved learning and memory deficits in the aging animals.
  • Their findings also suggest an explanation for how and why exercise improves cognitive function.

Various studies show that exercise provides the body with multiple potential health benefits.

From immediate improvements, such as more efficient metabolism, to long-term gains, such as protection against cancer, the benefits are abundant.

Recently, these benefits have come to include the health of the brain — particularly the hippocampus, which is

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Ordering Groceries Online? Good Luck Finding Nutrition Info | Health

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Online grocery shopping has skyrocketed during the pandemic, but many websites are making it hard to find nutrition information on products, a new study shows.

In the United States, packaged foods are required to have a nutrition facts label, ingredients list and warnings about common food allergens, displayed prominently and legibly.

Based on the new study, that is not translating well to online grocery shopping.

Looking at a sample of groceries sold by nine major online retailers, researchers found that required labeling was only inconsistently displayed. Nutrition facts and ingredients were

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Traces of Toxic Chemicals Found in Yoga Pants

  • PFAS, industrial compounds that linger in the body and environment, are linked to health risks like cancer.
  • Testing from consumer health blog Mamavation found PFAS in popular brands of yoga pants. 
  • Exposure to PFAS in clothing may be low level, but it’s not clear what the risks may be over time. 

Some popular brands of yoga pants and gym leggings may contain measurable amounts of substances linked to cancer and other health risks, according to testing done by consumer health activist blog Mamavation.

The blog’s author, eco-influencer and social media strategist Leah Segedie, said she

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Ballad Health: 343 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Friday | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Drops were seen across the board Friday after Ballad Health released its daily COVID-19 hospitalization data.

The health system, which spans across a 21-county service area, revealed that 343 COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized in its facilities, and seven children are fighting the virus at Niswonger.

Ballad used state-reported data to determine that more than one-third of COVID-19 tests are returning positive — with a positivity rate of 35.3%.

State data

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World’s fastest genome sequencer diagnoses genetic disease in hours

Genome sequencing can be used to determine whether a patient’s illness is genetic, but it usually takes weeks to get results. A new ultra-rapid technique can sequence a person’s genome and diagnose genetic diseases in just a few hours, earning it a Guinness World Record.

All the information that makes up an organism is contained in its genome, including traits like eye color, as well as genetic diseases. By comparing a patient’s genome with a checklist of DNA mutations associated with certain inherited diseases, doctors can diagnose otherwise mysterious illnesses. Currently, this process usually takes a few weeks.

But in

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TV Peloton incidents undermine a basic reality about exercise, experts say

Wags, played by esteemed character actor David Costabile, survives. “I’m not going out like Mr. Big,” he declares in his typical cynical style in this season’s opening episode.

The negative publicity caused by the fictional incidents may have some wondering: Is it safe for your heart to exercise intensely?

“The message should be that regular exercise is a wonderful way to stay healthy and well and reduce cardiovascular disease. In fact, I call exercise the ‘fountain of youth,'” said cardiologist Dr. Andrew Freeman, the founding co-chair of the nutrition and lifestyle work group at the American College of Cardiology.

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Cameron Mathison shares his fitness and nutrition tips

What is your general approach to your diet? “Basically, my strategy with diet is real food, eating as little processed food as possible. I eat a lot of high-quality food and as much organic and free-range food as I can find. I used to be a really strict keto guy, for many years. That works for a little while, but your body adapts to it and what happens is, your metabolism adjusts, and your new neutral, your new zero ground, becomes super-duper-low carb, and that’s stressful on your body to maintain over time. Keto is an incredible thing to use

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