Different fats and inflammation

Let me just start off by saying that fat gain happens mostly in the presence of caloric excess (when more calories are consumed than is being burned). For healthy adipose … Continue reading Different fats and inflammation

Excessive fat oxidation (β-oxidation) drives diabetes

An association between intracellular fat accumulation and insulin resistance has been found. But an association is not a cause… The hypothesis was that β-oxidation is too slow and as a … Continue reading Excessive fat oxidation (β-oxidation) drives diabetes

Ketogenic diet – is it safe? (lipid peroxidation, prostaglandins, inflammation)

Two aspects might be of concern when eating a ketogenic diet… Increase ROS due to more saturated fat consumption and more lipid peroxidation due to more unsaturated fat ingestion.   … Continue reading Ketogenic diet – is it safe? (lipid peroxidation, prostaglandins, inflammation)

Arginine for building muscle

Arginine, an essential α-amino acid, is used in the biosynthesis of proteins, increases blood flow, growth hormone (GH), improves memory, boosts immunity, detoxifies ammonia, and is involved in formation of … Continue reading Arginine for building muscle