‘On-Demand’ Fast Mobilizes Fat; Low-Carb Breakfast Stymies Hunger

Greater fat tissue mobilization can be achieved through early-day fasting in comparison to consuming a low-carbohydrate breakfast or a Mediterranean-style breakfast, shows a small study that explored the short-term effects of intermittent fasting by lean people.

The study also found that consumption of a low-carbohydrate breakfast results in longer suppression of hunger compared to a Mediterranean breakfast.

Dimitrios Tsilingiris, MD, PhD, led the study and presented the findings recently at the virtual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

“Through fasting intervals as short as those achievable through a 16:8 restricted feeding scheme, a substantially and measurably increased fat tissue mobilization ― as indexed by increased ketone body production ― may occur,” said Tsilingiris, reporting the main finding.

He added that for most ketogenic diets, time is needed for the switch toward fat burning, but the findings from this study could provide support for an “on-demand”

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Minnesota’s Most Popular Fast Casual Health Food Chain Expands Nationally

If you’ve never heard of Crisp & Green before, it’s probably because you don’t live in Minnesota. The fast casual’s menu focuses on scratch-made salads and customizable grain bowls, with ingredients that shift with the season. Up in the land of 10,000 lakes, the chain of health-focused eateries have been amassing an impressive fan base since 2016. Now they’re ready to expand their footprint into several markets across the US.

“It’s a unique time to be nationally franchising a brand while so many restaurants have struggled to remain open,” says Crisp & Green founder and CEO Steele Smiley, who today announces the signing of a lease in Dallas, Texas. “[We’ve] been successful to date because our food exceeds expectations, we are a digitally native brand and our wellness classes connect with community members across the board.”


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PEOPLE Magazine Names Fast Enterprises a Top 50 Company That Cares

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – October 6, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

PEOPLE magazine has named government software and consulting services provider Fast Enterprises, LLC (FAST) a company that has “gone above and beyond” in supporting employees and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

FAST and other U.S. companies were recognized in PEOPLE’s September 2020 issue for succeeding in business while also demonstrating outstanding respect, care, and concern for their employees, communities, and the environment during the pandemic.

Jennifer Tuvell, a FAST founding partner, said that philanthropy and generosity are important parts of FAST’s culture that resonate with its employees.

“FAST’s gift-matching program, fundraising efforts, and hands-on community-action initiatives provide our employees with support for giving back to their communities and charitable organizations,” Tuvell said, “but it’s the selflessness and generosity of our employees that make a difference.”

The 50 organizations on the magazine’s Companies that Care list were selected in part through

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Pfizer Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Investigational Gene Therapy

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that its investigational gene therapy candidate (PF-06939926) being developed to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) received Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). PF-06939926 is currently being evaluated to determine the safety and efficacy of this gene therapy in boys with DMD.

Fast Track is a process designed to facilitate the development, and expedite the review, of new drugs that are intended to treat or prevent serious conditions that have the potential to address an unmet medical need. This designation was granted based on data from the Phase 1b study that indicated that the intravenous administration of PF-06939926 was well-tolerated during the infusion period and dystrophin expression levels were sustained over a 12-month period.

“The FDA’s decision to grant our investigational gene therapy PF-06939926 Fast Track designation underscores the urgency to address a significant unmet treatment need for Duchenne muscular

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Linksys Wellness Pods by Belkin International Is an Honorable Mention in Fast Company’s 2020 Innovation by Design Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) (HK:6088) entity, was honored in Fast Company‘s Innovation by Design Awards for 2020 in the Products category.

The awards, which can be found in the October/November 2020 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies solving problems through design. One of the most sought-after design awards in the industry, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business, and innovation.

Linksys Wellness Pods are changing the health and wellness landscape by delivering more detailed insight into consumer well-being with less invasive solutions. Created in partnership with Origin Wireless, the Linksys Wellness Pods utilize existing WiFi signals and WiFi motion-sensing technology to detect the most subtle movements in the environment from slips and falls to breathing patterns.

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Health Alert: Fast Food Wraps and Salad Have Sickened Hundreds

Over 400 people have been sickened by eating salad, food wraps and other items that contain fresh (uncooked) vegetables at various fast food chain restaurants since May 1, 2018. Others recently became ill after eating prepared salads or using vegetables bagged as salad ingredients brought home from food store chains. Some people who like to lick the spoon after mixing homemade or prepackaged cookie or cake dough also got sick due to the flour (already recalled) or eggs (salmonella) in the mix. Why have things like fresh vegetables and flour suddenly become a possible health threat?

No one will like the answer, but it’s the truth. I have been writing about this for over twenty years. In the late 1990s and early 2000s a lot of people started to become seriously ill and some died after eating fresh vegetables or prepared foods that contain them like salads, tacos, wraps and … Read More