Category Archives: Glycation

Green coffee bean extract in AGF Factor I

Track Your Plaque’s new and proprietary formulation, AGF Factor I, is designed to to support a program to achieve low levels of endogenous glycation. Endogenous glycation, discussed at length in a recent Track Your Plaque Special Report, makes LDL particles … Continue reading

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Small LDL particles and increased HbA1c–An evil duo

Small LDL particles are triggered by consumption of carbohydrates. Eat more “healthy whole grains,” for instance, and small LDL particles skyrocket. Increased hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, a reflection of the last 60-90 days’ blood sugars, is likewise a reflection of carbohydrate … Continue reading

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Gluten-free is going DOWN

The majority of gluten-free foods are junk foods. People with celiac disease experience intestinal destruction and a multitude of other inflammatory conditions due to an immune response gone haywire. The disease  is debilitating and can be fatal unless all gliadin/gluten … Continue reading

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A glycation rock and a hard place

Advanced Glycation End-products, or AGEs, the stuff of aging that mucks up brains, kidneys, and arteries, develop via two different routes: endogenous (from within the body) and exogenous (from outside the body). Endogenous AGEs develop via glycation. Glycation of proteins … Continue reading

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LDL glycation

The proteins of the body are subject to the process of glycation, modification of protein structures by glucose (blood sugar). In the last Heart Scan Blog post, I discussed how glycated hemoglobin, available as a common test called HbA1c, can … Continue reading

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High HbA1c: You’re getting older . . . faster

Over the years, we all accumulate Advanced Glycation End-products, or AGEs. AGEs are part of aging; they are part of human disease. AGEs are the result of modification of proteins by glucose. AGEs form the basis for many disease conditions. … Continue reading

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