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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Dr. Gary Fettke – ‘Nutrition and Inflammation’

Dr. Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania practising in Launceston, Australia. Along with his wife Belinda, Gary has also opened the ‘Nutrition for Life – Diabetes and Health Research Centre’ based in Launceston which provides nutritional care around Tasmania and Australia. Gary has a longstanding interest in […]

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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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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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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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