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Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet
PhysOrg.com ^ | January 20th, 2009 | Unknown

Posted on 01/20/2009 5:27:39 AM PST by decimon

People on low-carbohydrate diets are more dependent on the oxidation of fat in the liver for energy than those on a low-calorie diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a small clinical study.

The findings, published in the journal Hepatology, could have implications for treating obesity and related diseases such as diabetes, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, said Dr. Jeffrey Browning, assistant professor in the UT Southwestern Advanced Imaging Research Center and of internal medicine at the medical center.

"Instead of looking at drugs to combat obesity and the diseases that stem from it, maybe optimizing diet can not only manage and treat these diseases, but also prevent them," said Dr. Browning, the study's lead author.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: atkins; atkinsdiet; carbohydrates; carbs; diabetes; diet; health; lowcarbdiet; lowcarbohydratediet; lowcarbs; obesity

1 posted on 01/20/2009 5:27:41 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

I’ve been on a low carb diet since 2000. Lost 20 lbs in 3 months and put about 10 back on. Modify the diet to include veggies/fruit etc and it works well! (I drink too much wine though...hense the 10 lbs)


2 posted on 01/20/2009 5:32:31 AM PST by albie
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To: decimon

Important news, and another argument for the “zone-positive” diet!


3 posted on 01/20/2009 5:34:06 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: decimon

Makes sense from what I’ve seen in my patients and general nutrition overview.

Dump the mashed potatoes and the bread. Eat a bit more fish, chicken, and poultry. Maybe burn a few calories and hunt down your own venison. ;)


4 posted on 01/20/2009 5:34:10 AM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: brytlea

ping


5 posted on 01/20/2009 5:35:39 AM PST by Op-Head
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To: Op-Head
Low carb diet?




6 posted on 01/20/2009 5:40:37 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: decimon

Duh.


7 posted on 01/20/2009 5:43:09 AM PST by ottbmare
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To: Perdogg

Or “no food” diet? Or “straight to the bathroom to blow chunks after dinner” diet?


8 posted on 01/20/2009 5:44:17 AM PST by Op-Head
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To: Perdogg

I think she looks great! But she could use a little muscle, not fat.


9 posted on 01/20/2009 5:54:00 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
As far as musculature, I like Crossfit girls...


10 posted on 01/20/2009 6:00:42 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Op-Head

Great, just when I change from low carb to weight watchers....


11 posted on 01/20/2009 6:02:38 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: Perdogg
Skeletor goes to the Beach.

Careful, she'll pop your raft.

12 posted on 01/20/2009 6:03:23 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Obama - what you get when you mix Affirmative Action with the Peter Principle.)
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To: albie

THey were making a low carb wine, but I can’t find it any more. I liked it, but it was pretty dry.


13 posted on 01/20/2009 6:03:46 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: IYAS9YAS

14 posted on 01/20/2009 6:35:34 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Perdogg

15 posted on 01/20/2009 6:42:48 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: decimon

I recommend Gary Taubes’ GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES: FATS, CARBS, AND THE CONTROVERSIAL SCIENCE OF DIET AND HEALTH for an excellent history of how the medical establishment has treated diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Then try Dr. Malcolm Kenwick’s THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL CON: THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE AND HOW TO AVOID IT.


16 posted on 01/20/2009 7:03:14 AM PST by Madam Theophilus
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To: CaspersGh0sts
Do you know if Diabetes and Nonalcoholic liver disease are related?

My husband's brother has Diabetes and has had a liver transplant. He has never been an alcohol drinker.

17 posted on 01/20/2009 7:05:04 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: Perdogg

No, not the low carb diet, just good genes.


18 posted on 01/20/2009 7:38:14 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: brytlea
They were making a low carb wine, but I can’t find it any more. I liked it, but it was pretty dry.

Most red wines are already low-carb. The yeast eats most of the carbs turning them into alcohol. White or sweet tasting wines though can be high in sugar.

19 posted on 01/20/2009 7:59:04 AM PST by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Reeses

The red had .9 carbs, while most dry reds have about 3 carbs. If you’re only drinking one glass it probably makes little difference.


20 posted on 01/20/2009 9:02:52 AM PST by brytlea (You can fool enough of the people enough of the time.)
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To: decimon
I had LAP Band surgery about a year ago.My doctor convinced me that I was addicted to carbs and that the band was only a tool. He was absolutely correct.

I eat NO bread,pasta,rice or potatoes. I have gone from 340 lbs to 250 pounds in that year. My diabetes is in remission or cured depending how you look at it. I no longer require the drug Lopressor for high BP.My sleep apnea is cured,no more damn CPAP machine.

My lifelong addiction to carbs is treated the same way any addiction is treated...you stop doing them!At age 70 this year I feel I'm getting younger every day. I limit my carbs to veggie carbs and am more fit and active than I've been in ten years. Life is good.

Carbs are the enemy.

21 posted on 01/20/2009 9:55:30 AM PST by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: oldsalt
I have gone from 340 lbs to 250 pounds in that year. My diabetes is in remission or cured depending how you look at it. I no longer require the drug Lopressor for high BP.My sleep apnea is cured,no more damn CPAP machine.

Kudos. You've done very well.

22 posted on 01/20/2009 11:00:34 AM PST by decimon
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To: decimon; Coleus; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ..

I’m too lazy to look up and include a link to the topic(s?) about the Aleut diet. :’)


23 posted on 01/20/2009 4:51:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

thanks for the ping, half of America needs to be on a low-carb diet.


24 posted on 01/20/2009 5:03:23 PM PST by Coleus (Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!)
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To: decimon

I lost 30+ lbs in 4 months my first time on Atkins(zero exercise). Gained most of it back after jumping off the wagon. Tried it again for 4 months...lost(maybe)5 lbs.


25 posted on 01/20/2009 5:10:05 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (Liberal media gloating makes me feel like reloading)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Diabetes (high glucose) does horrible things to all the organs.

He should take Benfotiamine/Allithiamine because diabetics are deficient in B1.


26 posted on 01/21/2009 12:28:25 AM PST by MetaThought
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Just realize that it’s ok to not be in ketosis all the time.

Allow yourself an occasional pleasure, but stop eating when you’re no longer enjoying it.

The carb cravings will decrease gradually.
It’s probably not as fast as atkins proper, but you’ll stick with it longer.


27 posted on 01/21/2009 12:33:35 AM PST by MetaThought
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28 posted on 01/21/2009 7:10:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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