The Role of Dietary Coconut for Alzheimer’s Disease

Coconut, Cocos nucifera L., is a tree that is cultivated to provide a large number of products, although it is mainly grown for its nutritional and medicinal values. Coconut oil, derived from the coconut fruit, has been recognised historically as containing high levels of saturated fat; however, closer scrutiny suggests that coconut should be regarded […]

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A Low-Carbohydrate Diet is More Effective in Reducing Body Weight

13 diabetic and 13 non-diabetic individuals were randomized to a low-carb diet or a “healthy eating” diet that followed the Diabetes UK recommendations (a calorie restricted, low-fat diet). Study went on for 3 months. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 6.9 kg (15.2 lbs), compared to 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) in the low-fat group. Conclusion: The low-carb […]

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Low-and High-Carbohydrate Weight-Loss Diets Have Similar Effects on Mood but Not Cognitive Performance

93 overweight/obese individuals were randomized to either a low-carb, high-fat diet or a low-fat, high-carb diet for 8 weeks. Both groups were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs), while the low-fat group lost 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs). The difference was statistically significant. Conclusion: The low-carb group lost more weight. Both groups […]

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The Effects of a Ketogenic Diet and a Low-Fat Diet on Mood, Hunger, and Other Self-Reported Symptoms

119 overweight individuals were randomized to a low-carb, ketogenic diet or a calorie restricted low-fat diet for 6 months. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 12.9 kg (28.4 lbs), while the low-fat group lost only 6.7 kg (14.7 lbs). Conclusion: The low-carb group lost almost twice the weight and experienced less hunger. McClernon FJ, et al. The effects […]

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Low-Fat Diets and Exercise Are Pointless for Losing Weight

Low fat diets and exercise are pointless for those wanting to lose weight and obese people should simply eat less, a former shadow health minister told the House of Lords yesterday. The Telegraph: Low-fat diets and exercise are pointless for losing weight, warns surgical expert Lord McColl, emeritus professor of surgery at Guys Hospital in London, warned that […]

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Perceived Hunger and Weight Loss in Overweight Premenopausal Women in LC Diet vs LF diet

28 overweight premenopausal women consumed either a low-carb or a low-fat diet for 6 weeks. The low-fat group was calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The women in the low-carb group lost 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs) compared to the low-fat group, which lost 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs). The results were statistically significant. Conclusion: The low-carb diet caused significantly more […]

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Comparison of A Low-Fat Diet to A Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Risk Factor for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

40 overweight individuals were randomized to a low-carb and a low-fat diet for 10 weeks. The calories were matched between groups. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs) and the low-fat group lost 6.8 kg (14.9 lbs). The difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: Both groups lost a similar amount of weight. […]

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Comparison of Low-Carb and Low-Fat on Weight Loss and Body Composition

Details: A randomized, crossover trial with 28 overweight/obese individuals. Study went on for 30 days (for women) and 50 days (for men) on each diet, that is a very low-carb diet and a low-fat diet. Both diets were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost significantly more weight, especially the men. This was despite […]

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The National Cholesterol Education Program Diet (Low Fat) vs A Diet Lower in Carbohydrates and Higher in Protein and Monounsaturated Fat (Low Carb)

Details: 60 overweight individuals were randomized to a low-carb diet high in monounsaturated fat, or a low-fat diet based on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP). Both groups were calorie restricted and the study went on for 12 weeks. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost an average of 6.2 kg (13.6 lbs), while the low-fat […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure?

Alzheimer’s disease now affects more than 5.5 million Americans, and it is a disease without cure or meaningful treatment. Dr. Mary Newport, a medical doctor specializing in the care of critically ill newborns, was thrust into the role of caregiver when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. But rather than remain passive and agree […]

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