Myeloid HMG-CoA Reductase Determines Adipose Tissue Inflammation, Insulin Resistance, and Hepatic Steatosis in Diet-Induced Obese Mice

    By electricdiet / March 25, 2020

    Abstract Adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) are involved in the development of insulin resistance in obesity. We have recently shown that myeloid cell–specific reduction of HMG-CoA reductase (Hmgcrm−/m−), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis, protects against atherosclerosis by inhibiting macrophage migration in mice. We hypothesized that ATMs are harder to accumulate in Hmgcrm−/m− mice […]


      Banana Chocolate Chip Scones – My Bizzy Kitchen

      By electricdiet / March 23, 2020

      One of the best things about working from home is being steps away from my kitchen.  It’s been nice to clock out at 12:30 and instead of meeting my sister for a walk, I walk steps into my kitchen and see what I can come up with! Hannah doesn’t like bananas unless they are slightly […]


        How to use Dexcom CGM Trend Arrows for Insulin Adjustments

        By electricdiet / March 21, 2020

        If you use a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor), you probably already know how much of a game-changer this technology can be when it comes to managing your diabetes. Having insight into our blood glucose history, where what our blood sugar is right now, and where it’s headed brings peace of mind and makes managing diabetes […]


          White Chicken Chili Recipe and Chicken Gumbo Top Wonderful Winter Soups

          By electricdiet / March 19, 2020

          Perfect Winter Soup White Chicken Chili Recipe My easy White Chicken Chili recipe makes a perfect one-pot dinner solution for the cold month of January. This easy chicken chili recipe always pops up high on the menu list, and nothing is more comforting than a fire in the fireplace and a warm, hearty easy chicken chili simmering […]


            The Novel Adipokine Gremlin 1 Antagonizes Insulin Action and Is Increased in Type 2 Diabetes and NAFLD/NASH

            By electricdiet / March 17, 2020

            Abstract The BMP2/4 antagonist and novel adipokine Gremlin 1 is highly expressed in human adipose cells and increased in hypertrophic obesity. As a secreted antagonist, it inhibits the effect of BMP2/4 on adipose precursor cell commitment/differentiation. We examined mRNA levels of Gremlin 1 in key target tissues for insulin and also measured tissue and serum […]



              By electricdiet / March 15, 2020

              I am adding another page to my Chicago Dining section.  It’s one of the questions I am asked most on Instagram.  “Hey Biz, we are coming to Chicago – where should we go eat?” Here’s the thing though, I don’t really eat downtown all that often.  There are literally hundreds, thousands of restaurants in the […]


                Type 2 diabetes: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Causes & Treatment

                By electricdiet / March 13, 2020

                There are approximately 30 million Americans living with type 2 diabetes, and another 84 million with prediabetes, most of whom are completely unaware their blood sugars are high.   Over the last 50 years, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that the number of Americans with diabetes has doubled, pointing to obesity as one […]


                  Cranberry White Chocolate Bars Top Best Cookie Swap Cookies for Christmas

                  By electricdiet / March 11, 2020

                  Best Cookie Swap Cookies For Christmas: Cranberry White Chocolate Bars! Seasonal ingredients are the best and Holly’s Cranberry White Chocolate Bars make the best Christmas cookies. If you are invited to a holiday party or need some new cookie swap ideas look no further? You probably don’t have an extra minute in the day so here is […]


                    Longitudinal Metabolome-Wide Signals Prior to the Appearance of a First Islet Autoantibody in Children Participating in the TEDDY Study

                    By electricdiet / March 9, 2020

                    Discussion The TEDDY study offers a robust analysis of the metabolome in 417 infants who developed IA, with primarily either IAA only (49%) or GADA only (33%) as the first appearing autoantibodies. The subjects who experienced both IAA and GADA (14%) as the first appearing autoantibodies were not considered in the current analysis. Our aim […]