Glucagon

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

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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.

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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

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Diabetes

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

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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...

Natural Fiber May Reduce Overeating, Improve Lipids

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The article reports on the evidence that a natural fiber known as oligofructose may help reduce overeating and improve blood lipids by Canadian scientists. Oligofructose, a non-digestible food co...

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