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Category: Metabolism

21 . 05 . 2020

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - How to treat? - Part II

In the last article, we explored the several factors that contribute to the excess of male hormones and irregular menstrual cycles, which characterize the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This article will focus on the available therapeutic options, both from a conventional and more natural approach.

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16 . 04 . 2020

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - What is it? - Part I

This syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder of the reproductive system in women. It is estimated to affect about 5-10% of women of childbearing age. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is complicated and there are several contributing factors. In this article, we will explore the various mechanisms that can lead to the typical Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) symptoms.

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16 . 09 . 2019

Fatty Liver - A Silent Epidemic

Non-alcoholic liver disease is an increasingly common condition and is expected to be the leading cause of liver transplantation in the near future.

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21 . 06 . 2019

Fasting-mimicking diet and its potential indications

The benefits of calorie restriction on longevity are known, and fasting is a powerful tool, particularly in reversing metabolic problems. Recently, a hypocaloric diet that seeks to mimic the effects of fasting on the body was developed.

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Categories: Cancer, Metabolism

19 . 04 . 2019

Case Report - Fatigue and "Hypoglycemia"

The following is the case of a 45-year-old female patient, C.M., whose chief complaints were chronic disabling fatigue and episodes of exacerbated weakness that had been interpreted as probable hypoglycemia. The situation was reversed with diet changes and supplementation.

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18 . 01 . 2019

Metabolic Lessons from our Ancestors

The modern era is characterized by unprecedented scientific and technological development. However, we are faced with a high prevalence of chronic diseases that did not affect our ancestors. Are we as a society doing something wrong?

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Categories: Exercise, Metabolism, Nutrition

26 . 10 . 2018

Insulin Resistance in Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative condition that affects the central nervous system, leading to marked deficits in cognitive function. In the industrialized world the prevalence of this disease has been increasing and new ways of preventing it are being investigated.

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Categories: Dementia, Metabolism

12 . 10 . 2018

The Benefits of Calorie Restriction
and Intermittent Fasting

Nowadays, obesity and other metabolic diseases are increasingly frequent due to food abundance. Animal studies have shown that calorie restriction is linked to an increase in longevity, but, understandably, long term and controlled interventions like these are difficult to replicate in humans.

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Categories: Metabolism, Obesity

31 . 05 . 2018

Low Fat vs. Low Carb Diet - 12 month study

Nowadays there is an intense debate about the most effective weight loss strategy. On one side, the low carbohydrate diet fans attribute the obesity epidemic to carbohydrate consumption. In opposition, the low fat advocates establish a direct association between fat intake and fat deposition in our bodies.

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Categories: Metabolism, Nutrition, Obesity