Intermittent fasting: is there a role in the treatment of diabetes? A review of the literature and guide for primary care physicians

Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia that causes numerous complications with significant long-term morbidity and mortality. The disorder is primarily due to insulin resistance particularly in liver, skeletal muscle, and adipose tissue. In this review, we detail the hormonal mechanisms leading to the development of diabetes and discuss whether intermittent fasting …

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Loving-kindness meditation slows biological aging in novices: Evidence from a 12-week randomized controlled trial

Highlightsโ€ขOver 12 weeks, loving-kindness meditation buffered telomere attrition. โ€ขTelomere length decreased in the mindfulness group and the control group. โ€ขThe loving-kindness group showed less telomere attrition than the control group. AbstractCombinations of multiple meditation practices have been shown to reduce the attrition of telomeres, the protective caps of chromosomes (Carlson et al., 2015). Here, we …

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