Four Top Stories on Metabolic Insights:
8 Breads less likely to spike your blood sugar
When you're craving toast or a sandwich, swap the refined white flour and added sugar of traditional bread with these more metabolically friendly options.Read the Article
Why ApoB may be a better cholesterol marker
ApoB reveals more about heart health than traditional cholesterol tests—but most people haven’t heard of it. Here’s why that might be changing.Read the Article
New research shows that sweeteners impact the microbiome
A recent study found that consuming sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame, and even stevia could impact metabolic markers and the microbiome.Read the Article
What does glucose in my urine mean for my health?
Dr. Ben Bikman discusses how glucose can get into your urine and what to do if your levels test highRead the Article
Three Research Studies That Caught Our Eye
The smell of food affects metabolism in fasting mice
tl;dr: Mouse research out of Japan indicates that simply smelling food may trigger beneficial metabolic processes. Researchers found that, when coupled with intermittent fasting, exposure to familiar food odors can improve glycemic control and prevent insulin resistance in obese mice.
(The Scientist) (Original Study)
Skipping meals, fasting and eating meals too closely together may be linked to increased mortality risk
tl;dr: A large study of American adults over 40 links skipping breakfast to increased risk of death from heart disease. The study also finds that fasting and eating meals less than 4.5 hours apart can contribute to mortality risk. This research stands in contrast to studies that link fasting to health benefits, suggesting that meal timing plays a nuanced role in metabolism.
(Neuroscience News) (Original Study)
Four Things to Watch and Listen To
Watch as Dr. Casey Means prepares a frittata-and-pancake brunch that supports stable blood sugar.
Dr. Courtney Peterson discusses time-restricted eating, its effect on metabolic health, a potential role in cancer management, and more.