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jeudi 27 novembre 2014

Le livre gingembre

Eventually are eggs dangerous?

Calories on restaurant menus: an efficient regulation?

Diet transition and south america countries

Gut flora and obesity

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More on broccoli and cancer

Marxist vs cultural and educational approaches of healthy eating

"The results indicate that healthier food consumption patterns may have an associated time cost. In this study, healthier food consumption patterns, characterized by more frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables, less money spent on food away from home, and fewer visits to fast food restaurants, were all significantly associated with more time spent preparing, cooking, and cleaning up from meals. One interpretation of these findings is that time spent cooking at home is a prerequisite to achieving healthier food consumption patterns. Even the USDA’s Thrifty Food Plan (characterized by a healthy diet plan at the lowest cost) heavily relies on cooking at home, implying that home cooking is important for achieving higher diet quality at lower costs."

Instead of cooked tomatoes: eat a tartare and a raw salad of tomatoesred peppers and garlic!

Because if cooking tomatoes increased lycopene biodisponibility it comes at a price: the destruction of vitamin C!

dimanche 16 novembre 2014

Growth hormones in milk

"Studies have shown that Human and bovine milk normally contain small amounts of growth hormone. After ingestion, growth hormone as any other protein in milk: it is digested into its constituent amino acids and di- and tripeptides. There is no data to suggest that BST present in milk can survive digestion or produce unique peptide fragments that might have biological effects. Even if BST is absorbed intact, the growth hormone receptors in the human do not recognize cow BST and, therefore, BST cannot produce effects in humans. "

A calorie is not a calorie!

samedi 15 novembre 2014

Egg and health

Fluctuations of Gut flora

Diet, lipids, fats and CVD

Centenarians and genomics

Bees and neonicotinoids

GMO are not the problem: glyphosate needs perhaps more scrutiny

I doubt that high level of glyphosate in wheat couldn't be detected ...

vendredi 14 novembre 2014

Traffic lights food labels: are they efficient and for what kind of foods?

Vitamin B Supplements do not work and may be a problem

It is a fact correlation is usually not causation. Hyperhomocysteinemia is probably the witness of dysmetabolism and not the cause of mental deterioration.

They advocate low carb

Fatty humans

A great stuff for everyone !

Skim milk

jeudi 13 novembre 2014

Fitness level

Salmon and omega 3 fatty acids

Salmon and omega 3 fatty acids

Selenium: eat one Brazil nut per a day and organs, fatty fishes or seafoods

Thomson CD, Chisholm A, McLachlan SK, Campbell JM. Brazil nuts: an effective way to improve selenium status. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Feb;87(2):379-84. PMID: 18258628

You need 55 microg/day
The minimum blood level is 1,27 micromol/l

one Brazil nut is around 50 microg

Selenium is an essential trace element. Its importance is underlined by the fact that it is the only trace element to be specified in the genetic code - as selenocysteine. Selenium is a key component of several functional selenoproteins [e.g., glutathione peroxidases (GPx), thioredoxin reductases, iodothyronine deiodinases and selenoprotein P] that protect tissues and membranes from oxidative stress and control the cell redox status. Evidence from in vivo and in vitrostudies suggests that selenium could enhance insulin sensitivity by mediating insulin-like actions.

Added Sugar: Tax or cap and trade policy?

How many grams of sugar?

64 g
10,6% of sugars
6,5 g of sugar 

Reread it: low fat is a myth with a price!

Toujours la Vitamine D, toujours des corrélations et non une causalité!

1/ Il s'agit d'épidémiologie donc de corrélation et non de causalité
2/ la diminution du risque de maladies cardiovasculaires et de la mortalité associée à des taux de vitamine D normaux est impressionnante
3/ en clair il faut retenir 50 nanogrammes/litre
Ceci est très en faveur d'une causalité

Ceci est plutôt en faveur d'une simple corrélation

Check the 20 issues!

mercredi 12 novembre 2014

Potatoes versus pumpkin: GI does not make the difference

Pumpkin GI 75
Sweet potatoes GI 46 boiled 94 baked, but a more official paper shows:
Glycemic indices calculated from these methods for steamed, baked and microwaved sweet potato flesh were 63 ± 3.6, 64 ± 4.3 and 66 ± 5.7, respectively, indicative of a moderate glycemic index food.
White potatoes GI 90 and also great variations among cultivars and cooking method

Debate about Sat fats

Is lipid profile a reliable composite biomarker of CVD death and MACE? (in french)

Atheroma is the result of a cluster of risk factors both genomic and environmental
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Il est extrêmement facile d'assumer que le profil lipidique de base comprenant essentiellement le cholestérol total le C des HDL des LDL et les TG sont le marqueur du risque cardiovasculaire. En réalite deux objections majeures peuvent être faites:
- ces marqueurs biologiques sont en réalité faiblement prédictifs d'un accident cardiovasculaire et encore moins d'un décès par MCV.
- le cholestérol des LDL est un marqueur qui ne peut être interprété sans les apoB ou la répartition des tailles des particules de LDL. KLe caractère athérogène étant attaché aux particules petites et denses.
Dans cet article aucune considération de ce type n'a été prise en compte.

Breakfast with margarine   Breakfast with butter    Breakfast with olive oil    p (ANOVA)
                                                                                                                            intertypes of breakfast
Basal Final                         Basal Final                    Basal Final                          Basal Final

HDL cholesterol Mean: 65.04  68.60  63.10  68.35  66.78  67.58         p > 0.05 p > 0.05
(mg/dL)               SEM: 1.66      1.78    1.40    1.85     1.91    1.85

Pour le cholestérol des LDL, la question de la taille des particules peut être approchée par le dosage de l'apoB100 mais il n'a pas été réalisé.
Figure 1: Variations in total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol serum concentrations with the three types of breakfast (A with butter, B with margarine, and C with olive oil). (): Student’s -test, significance level, . (): Wilcoxon test, significance level, .

Figure 2: Evolution of the percentage of subjects with optimal lipid profile by comparison between baseline and final for each type of breakfast (A with butter, B with margarine and C with olive oil). (): . (Finally, we also studied the influence of the different breakfasts on the percentage of subjects with optimal lipid profile, defined as HDL > 35 mg/dL, LDL < 150 mg/dL, and total cholesterol < 200 mg/dL, according to NCEP-ATP III (National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III) and SEA (Sociedad Española de Arteriosclerosis) recommendations [19]. As shown in Figure 2, only the breakfast with margarine was able to produce a statistically significant increase of the percentage of subjects with optimal lipid profile.)

2/ The Québec study
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Dans cette étude le cholestérol non HDL et le cholestérol des HDL sont de meilleurs marqueurs que le LDL

3/ BMI vs Cholesterol
"In conclusion, our results suggest that BMI may be a valuable alternative to cholesterol in CVD risk prediction models. This finding needs to be validated in other populations."

Sugar consumption

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More people change their mind about sat fats

mardi 11 novembre 2014


A study for Nothing: snack on nuts raw fruits and Protein

It is great: keep these recos in mind for your fitness

Not against Paleo but something like adaptation

Statines et maladies cardiovasculaires

Vrai pour les personnes n'ayant pas fait d'accident et faux pour les autres

A piece of the puzzle about anti-oxidant and cancer

Don't take vitamin supplements if you want to avoid cancers and if you want to survive cancer!

jeudi 6 novembre 2014

Broccoli cooking or not cooking ?

Pregnancy: baby blues and drain calcium

SFA from milk

Discrepancy between observational and interventional vitamin D studies

Vitamin D assessment by one blood sample

Is it Oleate the culprit in atheroma? The fallacy of animal models

Sugar and fat taxes: are they pigouvian?

Paleo, fasting, life extension

L'eau distribuée en France est elle de qualité?

Vu le niveau de depenses publiques il est très surprenant que les régions n'arrivent pas à 100%!

mercredi 5 novembre 2014

Great exercise advice by a good specialist


The only question is :
Low dose pesticides cocktails on the long term and Health
No rational answer 

Quelques erreurs sur le lait

Par exemple
Le lactose: laissez le lait fermenter!


Sweet dairies

Fully loaded wirh all kind of sugars!

Organic or conventional ?

Trans fats

dimanche 2 novembre 2014

Microbiome is not good or bad...

A tremendous example of this complexity

Economics of sugar

Métabolisme glucose et cancers chez l'animal
  1. The Journal of Lipid Research,jlr.R046797.

Useful tips to do bone broths: What do you think about?

No cinnamon does not improve glucose control in D2

Statins in primary prevention