Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet on Energy Expenditure During Weight Loss Maintenancel

Objective  of the study was to determine the effects of diets varying in carbohydrate to fat ratio on total energy expenditure. The study was done with a multicenter collaboration at US two sites, August 2014 to May 2017.  164 adults aged 18-65 years with a body mass index of 25 or more participated to the study After 12% […]

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The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: Beyond “Calories In, Calories Out”.

Despite intensive research, the causes of the obesity epidemic remain incompletely understood and conventional calorie-restricted diets continue to lack long-term efficacy. According to the carbohydrate-insulin model (CIM) of obesity, recent increases in the consumption of processed, high-glycemic-load carbohydrates produce hormonal changes that promote calorie deposition in adipose tissue, exacerbate hunger, and lower energy expenditure. Basic […]

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Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory and Protects Brain Against Alzheimer’s

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have identified a specific ingredient that protects against cognitive decline: extra-virgin olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet. In […]

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Emotional Eating Is Learned Not Inherited

Emotional over‐eating (EOE) and emotional under‐eating (EUE) are common behaviours that develop in early childhood and are hypothesised to play a role in weight status. Data from a British twin cohort demonstrated that environmental, rather than genetic, factors shape individual differences in both behaviours in early childhood. The aim of this current study was to […]

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Effect of A Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Appetite, Blood Glucose Levels, and Insulin Resistance in Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

It is not known how a low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet causes weight loss or how it affects blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of a strict low-carbohydrate diet on body weight, body water, energy intake and expenditure, glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, and lipid levels in obese patients with type […]

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Dietary Carbohydrates Impair Healthspan and Promote Mortality

It has been known since the 1930s that global reduction of food uptake, so-called calorie restriction, extends the lifespan of rodents, other model organisms, including rhesus monkeys, and possibly humans due to an interacting set of experimentally established mechanisms. By contrast and based on observational coincidence rather than prospective causality, dietary recommendations to maintain human health have […]

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Intermittent fasting: Surprising update

There’s a ton of incredibly promising intermittent fasting (IF) research done on fat rats. They lose weight, their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugars improve… but they’re rats. Studies in humans, almost across the board, have shown that IF is safe and incredibly effective, but really no more effective than any other diet. In addition, […]

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Effects of A Low Carbohydrate Diet On Energy Expenditure During Weight Loss Maintenance

The objective of the study was to determine the effects of diets varying in carbohydrate to fat ratio on total energy expenditure. 164 adults aged 18-65 years with a body mass index of 25 or more participated to the study. After 12% (within 2%) weight loss on a run-in diet, participants were randomly assigned to […]

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A Staggering Number of Troops Are Fat and Tired, Report Says

A 2018 RAND report on health promotion and disease prevention has painted a grim picture of the military’s physical fitness and sleep standards. The study, featuring roughly 18,000 randomly selected participants across each of the service branches, showed that almost 66 percent of service members are considered to be either overweight or obese, based on the military’s […]

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New Research Suggests Link Between Diabetes and Brain Function

A study of older people in the UK suggests people with diabetes lose cognitive ability faster than people with normal blood sugar control. The findings, published in Diabetologia, was led by researchers at Imperial College London. They studied more than 5,000 people over the age of 50 and measured their cognitive decline over a 10 year […]

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