Fasting Plasma Glucose and Insulin Are Determinants of Dietary Weight Loss Success

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, together with colleagues from the University of Colorado, Tufts University, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBER OBN) and Gelesis, Inc., presented new data demonstrating that blood sugar (glucose) and/or fasting insulin should be used to select the right diet, particularly for […]

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Metabolic Effects of Weight Loss on a Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diet vs Isocaloric High-Carbohydrate Diet

88 individuals with abdominal obesity were randomized to a very low-carb or a low-fat diet for 24 weeks. Both diets were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost an average of 11.9 kg (26.2 lbs), while the low-fat group lost 10.1 kg (22.3 lbs). However, the difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: The low-carb group lost […]

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Weight Loss With a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet

322 obese individuals were randomized to three diets: a low-carb diet, a calorie restricted low-fat diet and a calorie restricted Mediterranean diet. Study went on for 2 years. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs), the low-fat group lost 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs) and the Mediterranean diet group lost 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs). […]

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Effects of Dietary Coconut Oil in Women Presenting Abdominal Obesity

Forty women with abdominal obesity were randomized to take 10 ml of soybean oil or coconut oil at each meal, three times per day for 12 weeks. This amounted to 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of coconut oil per day. They were instructed to follow a low-calorie diet and walk 50 minutes daily. Results Both groups […]

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David Diamond – An Update on Demonization and Deception in Research on Saturated Fat…

This lecture is part of the IHMC Evening Lecture series: https://www.ihmc.us/life/evening_lect… For the past 60 years there has been a concerted effort to demonize saturated fats, found in animal products and tropical oils, and cholesterol, in our food and blood. Despite the well-established health benefits of diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, flawed, deceptive […]

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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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