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