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Study:Up to 90% of traditional nutrition advice wrong

Study:Dietary cholesterol may not raise cardiovascular risk

Research published on circulation, that found no link between dietary cholesterol and heart disease.

Nutritional values of foods

A large list of over 15000 foods sorted and color coded for keto diet.

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Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia is a digestive disorder in which the lymph vessels supplying the lining of the small intestine are enlarged. PIL is generally diagnosed before 3 years of age but may be diagnosed in older patients.

Intestinal lymphangiectasia is responsible for lymph leakage into the bowel lumen, which leads to hypoalbuminemia and lymphopenia. Edema is the consequence of hypoprotinemia with decreased oncotic pressure. Learn more....

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About 70% of the adults in the United States have obesity or overweight. Losing as little as 5% to 10% of body weight through diet and exercise has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease in adult patients with obesity or overweight.

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Obesity facts

  • Up to 71% of Americans are insulin resistant leading to weight gain in the belly and upper part of the body.
  • 35 percent of all Americans have metabolic syndrome or prediabetes.
  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
  • More obesity facts from the Center for Disease Control(CDC).
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  • Did you know that the diet heart hypothesis that formed the basis for the many failed dietary recommendations such as the food pyramid was unfortunately based on wrongly interpreted observation studies?
  • Study finds daytime meals may reduce health risks linked to night shift work - eating during the nighttime—like many shift workers do—can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with a nocturnal work life. Learn more.
  • High fiber diet may improve the response of melanoma patients to immunotherapy in some melanoma patients according to a study.
  • Big pharma: Big pharma consists of powerful drug manufacturers that are often accused of unethical marketing practices and promoting dangerous medicines.
  • The real focus of healthcare should be lifestyle, prevention, nutrition, with a compassionate and wellness oriented approach.
  • Frustrated?: A Gallup Poll conducted in August 2019 found that 58% of Americans held negative views of the pharmaceutical industry while only 27% held positive views.
  • WikiMD's mission: WikiMD aims to bring in the true science and art of medicine focusing on the prevention, and lifestyle change, as opposed to the big pharma driven version that is being practiced today where new and expensive drugs are pushed as miracle cures.
Keto friendly foods

A diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates (sugars) that causes the body to break down fat into molecules called ketones is called ketogenic diet. As the human race were hunters and gatherers for over 2 million years, our bodies are adapted to a diet low in carbohydrates but high in protein and fat most similar to the keto diet.

Low carb versus low fat

The latest evidence based medical research also supports the idea of a low carbohydrate and keto friendly diet as opposed to a low fat diet. Unfortunately, most people do not understand what foods are keto friendly and what foods are not. In order to help in this area, WikiMD developed a color coding system to easily identify and classify foods.

Color coded system

The world's largest collection of over 100,000 keto friendly and low carb foods in unique color coded tables for easy understanding of foods.

Multi filter serach

If you want to find a list of keto friendly foods that are low in cholesterol, high in protein, low in carbohydrates, low in sugars, and have no saturated fat, or any number of additional criteria, you can use the advanced drill down. You can also use the database querying and find all the keto friendly foods with a collection of over 20,000 foods and growing

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