Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans

Current obesity prevention strategies recommend increasing daily physical activity, assuming that increased activity will lead to corresponding increases in total energy expenditure and prevent or reverse energy imbalance and weight gain. Current Biology: Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans Such Additive total energy expenditure models are supported by exercise […]

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been Quietly, Deceitfully Renamed

High fructose corn syrup is a killer. Since humans started consuming it, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold. Even when used in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more. So what does the FDA do about this silent […]

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The Coca-Cola Network, Soda Giant Mines Connections With Officials And Scientists To Wield Influence

One study compared diet sodas to water as a strategy for weight loss—and found that the sodas were better. Another reviewed studies in which subjects switched from regular to diet soda to see if they lost weight. A third examined the methodology used in previous research that linked soda consumption to diabetes. All came to […]

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Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

If you have a brain, you need to know about ketogenic diets. The fact that these specially-formulated low-carbohydrate diets have the power to stop seizures in their tracks is concrete evidence that food has a tremendous impact on brain chemistry and should inspire curiosity about how they work. I first became interested in ketogenic diets as […]

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Long-Term Effects of A Very-Low-Carbohydrate Weight Loss Diet Compared with A Low-Fat Diet

Long-term weight loss and cardiometabolic effects of a very-low-carbohydrate, high-saturated-fat diet (LC) and a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet (LF) have not been evaluated under isocaloric conditions. 118 individuals with abdominal obesity were randomized to a low-carb or a low-fat diet for 1 year. Both diets were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 14.5 kg (32 […]

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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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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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Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes

When patients are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, clinicians stress lifestyle modifications—and especially diet—as the first and best intervention. Often, they recommend diets endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. Pharmacy Times:  Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes: Recent Research Shows Good Results  A previous study suggested that a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet augmented with more physical activity, […]

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

No more meal math: Eating high-quality foods—including plenty of fat—is the new golden rule of weight loss. Keri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school librarian in Austin, Texas, used to be a hard-core calorie counter. Each day for a year, she logged everything she ate, squeezing in caloric space for twice-baked potatoes and tater tot casseroles by making them with low-fat dairy, believing fat would make her fat. […]

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