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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Ketogenic Diet vs Low-Glycemic Diet on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

84 individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes were randomized to a low-carb, ketogenic diet or a calorie restricted low-glycemic diet. The study went on for 24 weeks. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost more weight (11.1 kg – 24.4 lbs) compared to the low-glycemic group (6.9 kg – 15.2 lbs). Conclusion: The low-carb group lost significantly […]

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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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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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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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Comparison a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet on Body Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Details: 53 healthy but obese females were randomized to either a low-fat diet, or a low-carb diet. Low-fat group was calorie restricted. The study went on for 6 months. Weight Loss: The women in the low-carb group lost an average og 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs), while the low-fat group lost an average of 3.9 kg […]

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