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  1. mantq

    Fatty Acid Oxidation Inhibitors

    Hey everyone, Upon doing some research on fatty acid oxidation (FAO) inhibiting drugs (like meldonium), I thought to myself, do these kind of drugs prevent us from losing fat? How would the body burn fat, if the fatty acid oxidation is inhibited? Or perhaps the drugs do not fully inhibit it? Can...
  2. A

    Inhibition of fatty acid synthesis blocks SARS-CoV-2 replication

    Caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19 is a virus-induced inflammatory disease of the airways and lungs that leads to severe multi-organ damage and death. Here we show that cellular lipid synthesis is required for SARS-CoV-2 replication and offers an...
  3. A

    Elevated CO2 Levels Delay Skeletal Muscle Repair by Increasing Fatty Acid Oxidation

    Muscle dysfunction often occurs in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and affects ventilatory and non-ventilatory skeletal muscles. We have previously reported that hypercapnia (elevated CO2 levels) causes muscle atrophy through the activation of the AMPKα2-FoxO3a-MuRF1...
  4. A

    Current and future treatments of pulmonary arterial hypertension

    Therapeutic options for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) have increased over the last decades. The advent of pharmacological therapies targeting the prostacyclin, endothelin, and NO pathways has significantly improved outcomes. However, for the vast majority of patients, PAH remains a...
  5. A

    Link Between Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Fatty Acid Metabolism

    Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive condition that results in pathological deficiency of the survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. SMA most frequently presents itself within the first few months of life and is characterized by progressive muscle weakness. As a neuromuscular...
  6. haidut

    Restoring oxidative metabolism has curative effects on cancer (leukemia)

    A great study, which directly demonstrates not only the OXPHOS deficiency characteristic of all "cancer" cells, but also proving that restoration of OXPHOS is highly therapeutic (and likely curative) for leukemia. Just as importantly, the study demonstrates that cancer cells have, in fact...
  7. haidut

    Keto (low-carb) diet causes heart fibrosis, blocks mitochondrial biogenesis

    The bad news for the low-carb / keto community keep piling on. There are a number of posts on this blog about studies demonstrating insulin resistance, diabetes, obesity and even sarcopenia as a result of low-carb diets or their close mimetic known as intermittent fasting. Now, the study below...
  8. haidut

    Niacinamide may treat depression by improving energetic state

    A very interesting study, sent to me by a collaborator who lives in Austria. It demonstrated that depression is accompanied by increased SIRT1 activity (i.e. increased fatty acid oxidation), lower ATP levels and redox balance shifted towards reduction. The study demonstrated that animals without...
  9. haidut

    Lipolysis / FFA Drive Breast Cancer By Promoting Estrogen Signalling

    The evidence for the fat-loving nature of cancer just keeps on accumulating. During the last podcast with Danny and Ray, I mentioned that in cancer cells the enzyme fatty acid synthase (FAS) is actually part of the estrogen receptor (ER) complex. As such, anything that increases the...
  10. haidut

    Fatty Acid Oxidation (FAO) Inhibition Abrogates Triple-negative Breast Cancer

    The evidence for the role of excessive FAO in cancer keeps piling on. As many of my readers know, triple-negative breast cancer is one of the most difficult to treat and its proportion of total breast cancer cases has been steadily rising over the last 20 years. When a patient is diagnosed with...
  11. haidut

    Pulmonary Hypertension (usually Fatal) Driven By Increased Fat Oxidation (FAO)

    Most of the forum readers are familiar with the "mysterious" condition pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). I put "mysterious" in quotes, because mainstream medicine claims that its cause is unknown, its onset is unpredictable, there is no cure, and females are affected 4-5 times more often...
  12. haidut

    Burning More Fat And Less Glucose Leads To Diabetes

    I really hope the keto community and other low-carb diet afficionados are taking note of the stream of recent studies that keep demonstrating a causative link between low-carb and/or high-fat diets, fasting, chronic stress, cortisol and diabetes. The evidence at this point is indisputable, no...
  13. haidut

    Increased Fatty Acid Synthesis (FAS) Is Simply A Sign Of Oxygen Deficiency / Low Metabolism

    Just a quick post on a study that provides insight as to how increased fatty acid oxidation (FAO) can "paradoxically" result in increased FAS as well, thus leading to a vicious cycle most commonly seen in diabetes and cancer. One of my recent posts discussed a much more recent study that...
  14. haidut

    Acidosis (Warburg Effect) Drives Cancer Through Increased Fat Oxidation (Randle Cycle)

    The evidence continues to pile on that naming the (in)famous observation made by Otto Warburg in regards to cancer an "effect" is one of the most profound falsehoods the medical profession has ever concocted. Almost a century after the Warburg "Effect" term was coined, the evidence rapidly...
  15. haidut

    Inhibiting Fatty Acid Synthesis (FAS) Dramatically Improves Sepsis Survival Rate

    Yet another study that points the finger straight at fat as a key factor in one of the most common causes of inpatient hospital mortality - sepsis. Sepsis is currently considered to be a condition of infectious (bacterial) etiology, driven by endotoxin. However, in light of the new findings it...
  16. haidut

    Niacinamide May Improve Symptoms Of ALS

    Just over a week ago I posted a thread on ALS being linked to increased fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and as such a decreased glucose availability/oxidation. ALS Tied To Increased Fat Oxidation (FAO), Increasing Glucose May Treat It Now, the study below further corroborates this FAO-disease...
  17. haidut

    MS Tied To Glucose Deficiency Due To Endotoxin And Fat, Extra Glucose May Treat It

    Just a few days ago I posted the groundbreaking study on metabolic derangement in ALS - i.e. it is a diseased characterized by increased FAO, which wastes glucose. Simply increasing dietary glucose was able to greatly restrain the pathology...
  18. haidut

    ALS Tied To Increased Fat Oxidation (FAO), Increasing Glucose May Treat It

    I made a few posts in the past about ALS characterized by adrenal hyperactivity and suppressed gonadal function, as well as mitochondrial dysfunction and copper deficiency. Also, non-familial ALS is known to occurs 4-5 times more often in active/retired elite athletes. All of these findings...
  19. haidut

    SIRT1 Is A Key Promoter Of Leukemia And Other Blood Cancers

    SIRT1 (one of the sirtuin genes) is currently one of the stars in the nutritional/medical blogosphere. As far as back as 2004, SIRT1 was promoted as a key regulator of longevity and activating this gene was marketed as one of the most reliable ways of increasing lifespan. Resveratrol was lauded...
  20. haidut

    Increased Fat Oxidation (FAO) Does Not Lead To Weight / Fat Loss

    The study below directly contradicts a mantra commonly repeated in nutrition circles - restrict glucose and increase fat oxidation in order to lose body fat. In fact, this idea is so ingrained into the minds of most people that I often get hate mail from people all over the world angrily...
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