PETALING JAYA: It’s World Diabetes Day and here’s the bitter truth – the disease has become more common in Malaysia, with its prevalence increasing by seven percentage points over the past decade. We are also the country with the highest rate of cases in South-East Asia. About 19% of our population was diabetic in 2021 […]
Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood. It’s a type of lipid produced by animal cells as part of the cell membrane. Cholesterol is also used to make hormones, nerve sheaths, bile salts and vitamin D. It is also used to transport proteins. It is typically produced in the liver. It is essential
Executive summary * This week’s study made media headlines worldwide and generated much interest on Twitter. * It claimed that having examined data from 216,695 people, red meat intake (total, processed and unprocessed) increased the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). * This makes no sense from the outset, as diabetes is a glucose
Dehydration does cause the serum creatinine to rise and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) will, accordingly, fall. The degree of change is generally proportional to the degree of dehydration. Severe dehydration can actually cause acute kidney injury and may lead to a need for dialysis therapy.
White rice, a staple food in many cultures, has long been a subject of debate when it comes to its impact on health. While it is a widely consumed carbohydrate source, concerns have arisen about its nutritional value and potential health effects. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the nuances of white rice,
Long time no see, checking in. #VivianCheckingInMany newcomers might not know me, but most of the old members should recognize me. I’m Vivian, I used to be quite active in this group and also served as a mentor. Because I’ve benefited from LCHF, I’m happy to share and help answer questions within my knowledge range.
After the lunar new year this year, I started practicing a low-carb and sugar-free diet along with intermittent fasting in March! The prerequisite was that I had already quit my daily habit of drinking beer! My height is 1.68 meters, and my weight has dropped from 95 kilograms to 80 kilograms today! In just 6
Because of this, and their heightened energy demand, they require as much as 400 times the amount of glucose than regular cells do. This is called the Warburg effect, after Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg who discovered this. Limiting carbs limits energy to cancer cells. Plain and simple… And we’ve known this since the 1920’s…
I am a chef. It’s natural for chefs to love eating. In addition to cooking delicious food for guests, researching new dishes is also my job. On my days off, I always go around looking for good food, so my life is always centered around eating, eating, eating, eating, eating, eating, eating, eating. At the
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