Dietary Fiber and Nutrient Density are Inversely Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents

Background Metabolic Syndrome is a label that has been given to a class of risk factors linked with cardiovascular disease and disorders related to metabolism.  Some risks associated with metabolic syndrome include, increased blood pressure, waist circumference (weight in abdomen area), blood sugar, LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels and decreased HDL (good cholesterol) levels.  Due […]

Types of Dietary Fat Can Affect the Uptake of Vitamin D Supplementation in the Body

Background Calcium and vitamin D3 are necessary for bone health. Vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin that is poorly soluble in aqueous environments like intestinal lumen. Therefore for it to be absorbed it needs to be solubilized by dietary fat and bile salt. Purpose Some studies have shown that some types of dietary fat like […]

Effects of 4 Weight-loss Diets Differing in Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrate on Fat Mass, Lean Mass, Visceral Adipose Tissue, and Hepatic Fat: Results from the Pounds Lost Trial

Background The problem is that there are currently many fad diets and diet supplements that claim to change total body weight and waist circumference. However, the aim of any weight loss attempt is the reduction of fat mass rather than lean mass. The standard measurement for overall body weight change gives total mass lost with […]