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Three Men and a Baby: A Brief History of King Cakes

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People report finding Jesus in the strangest ways; today, one of those ways might be in a cake. That’s because it’s Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, the last day to eat King’s Cake before Lent begins. The King’s Cake accompanies festivities to commemorate the Epiphany, the day the Magi (interpreted by some to [...]

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Fat Tuesday: Hypoglycemia Is Tied To Low Income In Diabetics

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I disagree with this study’s conclusion. It’s not that I don’t believe that low-income is tied to diabetes and hypoglycemia at the end of the pay cycle. I do believe it. But I suspect that these diabetics are eating too much inexpensive high-carbohydrate junk foods at the end of their pay cycle, rather than starving.

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Fat Tuesday: Why stress leads to obesity

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Stress is transient Type II diabetes, even when you’re otherwise healthy.

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Fat Tuesday: Believe in Will Power, and You Shall Have It

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Some people believe that will power is a bodily function that requires glucose to power it. Carol Dweck’s new paper shows that its not so.

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Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

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When the substantia nigra is super charged by food restriction, or drugs, or both, you become super motivated to seek out more food, or more drugs… whatever floats the substantia nigra’s boat.

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Fat Tuesday: Neurosurgery versus bariatric surgery in obesity

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A study in the journal Neurosurgical Focus has calculated thate DBS will have to be 83% effective in order for it to be a better choice than gastric bypass for obese patients.

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Fat Tuesday: Surgery for everyone! How science validated the gastric bypass.

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An important and exciting piece of research just came out in Science Magazine last week showing why gastric bypass surgery has such powerful curative effects on diabetes, beyond the previous belief that the dietary restriction helps diabetes.

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Fat Tuesday: Even if you eat a healthy diet, your genes can make you fat

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Mice that have certain genetic defects can eat exactly the same healthy diet as their genetically normal siblings, yet still become obese.

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Fat Tuesday: Sugar, obesity and the big C

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Maybe we should all be scared of sugar.

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Fat Tuesday: Hungry for love

AGRP neurons in the hypothalamus evoke eating by suppressing oxytocin neurons. Oxytocin is known as the “love hormone”, and so this brings a whole new meaning to the term “comfort food” since the new study result suggests that you can only feel truly touchy feely when your hunger is sated.

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Fat Tuesday: Illusory Portion Control

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Think that your eyes are bigger than your stomach? Well, actually, yes… they are.

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