Maintaining Gut Integrity During Parenteral Nutrition of Tumor-Bearing Rats: Effects of Glucagon-Like Peptide 2


Maintaining tumor-bearing rats on total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for eight days significantly reduced mass, protein, and DNA in small intestine and colon. Coinfusion of glucagon-like peptide 2 ...

An Interview with Barry Sears, Ph.D.


Interviews Barry Sears, author of the book 'The Zone Diet.' Emphasis on the role of food in controlling hormonal response; Description of a balanced meal; Action of the hormone glucagon.

Hormone Therapy for Better Control



On the Horizon

Each time you eat, your body quickly releases a natural gut hormone called GLP-1. It stimulates insulin, which escorts blood sugar into cells. It also slows stomach emptying, so you feel fuller longer. Now, Swedish researchers have found that boosting GLP-1's actions can help diabetics control blood sugar.

In a 4-week study of 93 people with type 2 diabetes, those who took an experimental drug that enhanced GLP-1 had significant decreases in fasting blood sugar levels and their after-meal levels as well (Diabetes Care, May 2002).

Role of protein and carbohydrate sources on acute appetite responses in lean and overweight men


Dietary protein induces greater satiety compared with carbohydrate in lean subjects, which may involve appetite-regulatory gut hormones. Little is known about the duration of effect, influence of...

The Role of Dietary Protein on Lipotoxicity


The worldwide increase in degenerative diseases is in part due to modifications in the lifestyle including the diet. Epidemiological, clinical, and experimental evidence shows that soy protein ma...

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