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Science and Peer Reviewed Journals 

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Ultra-processed Food Intake and Obesity: What Really Matters for Health – Processing or Nutrient Content?

Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain: An Inpatient Randomized Controlled Trial of Ad Libitum Food Intake

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Weight Gain in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review from 2013 to 2015 and a Comparison with Previous Studies

Changes in Sugar-Sweetened Soda Consumption, Weight, and Waist Circumference: 2-Year Cohort of Mexican Women

Hormone – Research

Update on adipocyte hormones: regulation of energy balance and carbohydrate/lipid metabolism

A Review of Weight Control Strategies and Their Effects on the Regulation of Hormonal Balance

Hyperinsulinemia: A unifying theory of chronic disease?

Sugars, Sweet Taste Receptors, and Brain Responses

The impact of soluble dietary fibre on gastric emptying, postprandial blood glucose and insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes

Short-Term Overeating Induces Insulin Resistance in Fat Cells in Lean Human Subjects

Comparison of energy-restricted very low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets on weight loss and body composition in overweight men and women

 20 years of leptin: connecting leptin signaling to biological function

The role of leptin in human obesity and disease: a review of current evidence

Clinical Review: Regulation of Food Intake, Energy Balance, and Body Fat Mass: Implications for the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Obesity

Cortisol Levels during the Menopausal Transition and Early Postmenopause: Observations from the Seattle Midlife Women’s Health Study

The role of leptin and ghrelin in the regulation of food intake and body weight in humans: a review

Neuropeptide Y in normal eating and in genetic and dietary-induced obesity

Fat in the intestine as a regulator of appetite–role of CCK

Role of cholecystokinin in appetite control and body weight regulation

The gut hormone peptide YY regulates appetite

Obesity in menopause – our negligence or an unfortunate inevitability?

The role of peptide YY in appetite regulation and obesity

Intermittent Fasting

Effects of intermittent fasting on body composition and clinical health markers in humans

Fasting: molecular mechanisms and clinical applications

Metabolic Effects of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting: the science of going without

Science-Based Medicine on Intermittent Fasting

Role of therapeutic fasting in women’s health: An overview


What is inflammation? – – NCBI Bookshelf

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition as a Pharmacological Approach to Treat Obesity

Chronic inflammatory diseases are stimulated by current lifestyle: how diet, stress levels and medication prevent our body from recovering

Chronic inflammation and aging: DNA damage tips the balance

Fast food fever: reviewing the impacts of the Western diet on immunity

Dietary patterns are associated with biochemical markers of inflammation and endothelial activation in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

Integrating diet and inflammation to calculate cardiovascular risk

Dietary patterns, inflammation and the metabolic syndrome

Diet, inflammation, and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes: an integrative review of the literature

Influence of food patterns on endothelial biomarkers: a systematic review

Dietary pattern analysis and biomarkers of low-grade inflammation: a systematic literature review

Obesity, Inflammation and Diet

Low-grade inflammation, diet composition and health: current research evidence and its translation 

Fuel Refocus 

The Association between Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk of Colorectal Cancer among Postmenopausal Women: Results from the Women’s Health Initiative

Drug versus sweet reward: greater attraction to and preference for sweet versus drug cues

Long-term aerobic exercise and omega-3 supplementation modulate osteoporosis through inflammatory mechanisms in post-menopausal women: a randomized, repeated measures study

Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward

Improving Diet Quality Is Associated with Decreased Inflammation: Findings from a Pilot Intervention in Postmenopausal Women with Obesity 

Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis 

The Fear of Fat: What Does It All Mean?

Reducing Calorie Intake May Not Help You Lose Body Weight

Effect of dietary adherence with or without exercise on weight loss: a mechanistic approach to a global problem

Inflammation Quiz

A New Dietary Inflammatory Index Predicts Interval Changes in Serum High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein

Perspective: The Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII)—Lessons Learned, Improvements Made, and Future Directions

A novel dietary inflammatory index reflecting for inflammatory ageing: Technical note

Development and Validation of an Empirical Dietary Inflammatory Index

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Determine your relative degree of inflammation per your nutritional choices.

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