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  • Carbohydrate Type, Not Amount, Linked to Obesity

    02/17/2005 12:42:49 PM PST · by zarf · 26 replies · 1,454+ views
    Al-Reuters Health ^ | 2/16/05 | Alison McCook
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When it comes to carbohydrates, it's not how much you eat, but which kind, that makes a difference to your bathroom scale, new research shows. People who are overweight do not appear to eat more carbohydrates overall than people who weigh less, the researchers report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. However, they found that overweight people tend to eat more refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pasta, which cause a rapid spike in blood sugar. "Total amount of carbohydrate is not related to body weight," Dr. Yunsheng Ma of the University of Massachusetts...
  • McDonald's to pay $8.5 million in trans fat lawsuit (Here we go)

    02/12/2005 5:54:15 AM PST · by SheLion · 175 replies · 3,149+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-12-05 | Adam Tanner
    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11 (Reuters) - McDonald's  has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a lawsuit over artery-clogging trans fats in its cooking oils, the company said on Friday. McDonald's said it will donate $7 million to the American Heart Association and spend another $1.5 million to inform the public of its trans fat plans.The settlement is the result of litigation from a San Francisco area activist who has been seeking to raise public awareness of the health dangers from the trans fatty acids (TFAs) in hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. Trans fats are used in thousands of processed...
  • Sugar and Grains Can Increase Depression

    01/15/2005 5:54:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 652+ views
    BMJ ^ | 12.16.04
    Sugar and Grains Increase Depression   Depression may be the culprit behind both mental and physical health conditions. According to studies, more than normal rates of depression can be found in patients with clinically manifest type 2 diabetes. Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes and can be characterized by insulin resistance and relative insulin deficiency--either of which can be present at its onset.And, while the relationship between insulin resistance and depression is a vague and contradictory area, a more recent study may have made some headway.Treading New GroundResearchers discovered a positive connection between higher levels of...
  • Atkins Lifestyle Fits Government Guidelines

    01/21/2005 1:25:54 PM PST · by ConservativeBamaFan · 25 replies · 878+ views
    Atkins Nutritionals ^ | January 21, 2005 | Stuart L. Trager, M.D.
    Changing the way the world eats is an ambitious goal. The significant changes in the government’s dietary guidelines are an important step forward and a clear signal that the message Dr. Atkins long championed is increasingly heeded. I’m delighted to see the much-awaited dietary guidelines of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). A close look at the recommendations released last week shows how closely these recommendations reflect our efforts to raise carbohydrate awareness and emphasize the importance of weight management. It appears that government officials have listened to the Atkins’...
  • Soy Formula May Stunt the Intestinal Growth in Your Baby

    01/12/2005 11:05:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 768+ views
    Soy Formula May Stunt the Intestinal Growth in Your Baby   Concerns regarding the safety of soy formula were raised after two studies revealed that the amounts of soy isoflavone genistein, a chemical found in commercial soy formulas, might inhibit the intestinal growth in babies. There is a great deal of merit surrounding this concern, particularly because nearly 25 percent of formula-fed babies in the United States consume soy formula.Commercial soy formulas contain anywhere from 32 to 45 milligrams of genistein. These concentration levels exceed the amount found to affect menstrual cycles in women. Since formula is the only...
  • Israeli scientists crack mystery of food allergies

    12/29/2004 11:18:01 AM PST · by ddtorque · 27 replies · 920+ views
    For the more than 11 million Americans who suffer from food allergies, some news with a tantalizing aroma is emanating from Israel. Scientists from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have found a way to neutralize a sesame seed protein that causes allergies and they believe the technique can also be used to eliminate allergens in milk, peanuts and other common foods.
  • !!!NIH Halts Study on Naproxen!!! (Aleve Ingredient)

    12/20/2004 7:29:28 PM PST · by crushelits · 6 replies · 529+ views ^ | Tuesday, December 21, 2004 | Rick Weiss
    Another Painkiller Linked to Heart RiskNIH Halts Study On Aleve Ingredient The epidemic of bad news about the potential risks of popular anti-inflammatory medications expanded yesterday as federal officials announced that naproxen, a painkiller sold by prescription and also over the counter as Aleve, might increase people's risk of having a heart attack or stroke. <> The new findings bring to three the number of widely used anti-inflammatory drugs suddenly in the spotlight for their potential health risks. Vioxx was pulled from the market this fall, and its sister drug Celebrex, the blockbuster arthritis drug, was linked to heart attacks...
  • New Menus Causing Calorie Sticker Shock

    12/20/2004 6:47:37 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 17 replies · 825+ views
    iWon News ^ | December 20, 2004 | CONNIE FARROW
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - For the past year, many of the nation's chain restaurants have trumpeted their efforts to give consumers helpful details about the food they serve - from calories to carbs. An unscientific spot check of some of the most popular suggests they do indeed offer a lot of information - from Ruby Tuesday's 1,164-calorie Cuban panini to Subway's 210-calorie Ham Deli sandwich. The push to tell what those menu items will cost your waistline might be more than just helpfulness. The Food and Drug Administration and members of Congress have been considering whether to require such information...
  • Experts Say Low-Carb Craze May Be Over

    12/20/2004 11:57:57 AM PST · by killthedonkey · 60 replies · 2,583+ views
    Experts Say Low-Carb Craze May Be Over ) By MARGARET STAFFORD KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - About a year ago, Dave Champlin and his two roommates lived in what their friends at the University of Missouri called the House of Fat. At a combined weight of 890 pounds, the three decided to try the Atkins diet. By sticking to the low-carb, high-protein diet, Champlin lost about 45 pounds and his roommates each lost between 50 and 60 pounds. Despite being pleased with the results, all three were off the diet by this past summer and have gained back some of...
  • Fading interest in low-carb starting to hit businesses

    12/19/2004 2:10:14 PM PST · by LouAvul · 48 replies · 1,299+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12-19-04
    ......snip......... A study by NPD Group, an independent marketing information company, found that the percentage of American adults on any low-carb diet in 2004 peaked at 9.1 percent in February and dropped to 4.9 percent by early November. Carb cutting doesn't take Further, it said only one of four people surveyed was significantly cutting carbs and “virtually none” were reducing carbs as much as the diets recommended. That means many companies that rode the low-carb wave are either out of business or refocusing their strategies. ............. Oversaturated market? That decline is not surprising, even at Atkins Nutritionals Inc., a company...
  • In Autism, New Goal Is Finding It Soon Enough to Fight It

    12/15/2004 4:35:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,289+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 14, 2004 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    SEATTLE - Sitting in a small evaluation room at the University of Washington, apprehension written on her face, Christa Zamora turned her eyes toward her son Connor and contemplated his future. A talkative and animated 2-year-old, Connor appears normal, Ms. Zamora said, but it is too soon to be certain. Doctors diagnosed autism in her older son, Cameron, just before he turned 3. And with Connor, who is also at risk for developing the devastating neurological disorder, which runs in families, she has decided to be proactive, enrolling him in an early diagnosis study for children as young as 16...
  • Wonder pill, Rimonabant, makes you lose body weight and keep it off

    11/10/2004 3:08:27 AM PST · by El Oviedo · 19 replies · 1,348+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | November 10, 2004
    An experimental wonder drug, Rimonabant, helps you lose weight, quit smoking and it also helps protect your heart. Trials have shown that 33% of people on Rimonabant lost 10% of body weight and kept their weight down for two years - this is a record, no other diet drug has managed to keep a person's weight down for so long. The second 33% lost 5% of body weight and kept it down. As well as keeping you lean, the drug also helps you quit the smoking habit. This will be of great interest for many smokers who are afraid to...
  • Human ancestors started eating meat, evolution served up a healthy bonus.< eata this Peta >

    12/09/2004 10:44:58 AM PST · by Helms · 88 replies · 2,029+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 03-22-2004, 07:40 PM | By Gilien Silsby and Gia Scafidi
    - 03-22-2004, 07:40 PM By Gilien Silsby and Gia Scafidi When our human ancestors started eating meat, evolution served up a healthy bonus - the development of genes that offset high cholesterol and chronic diseases associated with a meat-rich diet, according to a new USC study. Those ancestors also started living longer than ever before - an unexpected evolutionary twist. The research by USC professors Caleb Finch and Craig Stanford appeared in the Quarterly Review of Biology. "At some point - probably about 2 1/2 million years ago - meat eating became important to humans," said Stanford, chair of the...
  • 40 Percent in U.S. Use Prescription Drugs

    12/02/2004 9:04:31 AM PST · by Jimmyclyde · 11 replies · 467+ views ^ | 12-2-04 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    40 Percent in U.S. Use Prescription Drugs By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 40 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug and one-in-six takes at least three, the government reported Thursday. "Americans are taking medicines that lower cholesterol and reduce the threat of heart disease, that help lift people out of debilitating depressions, and that keep diabetes in check," Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson said in a statement. The annual report on Americans' health found that just over 44 percent of all Americans take at least one prescription drug, and 16.5 percent...
  • Babies born in May 'most likely to develop MS'

    12/06/2004 6:20:52 PM PST · by Nov3 · 13 replies · 651+ views ^ | December 7, 2004 | ALISON HARDIE
    LONDON (Reuters) - People born in May in the northern hemisphere have a higher than average risk of developing multiple sclerosis, researchers said on Tuesday. An analysis of data from studies of more than 42,000 people in Canada, Britain, Denmark and Sweden showed that May babies have a 13 percent increased chance of suffering from the illness later in life, but that having a November birthday decreased the average odds by 19 percent. "If you are born in May, your risk is higher than any other month and if you are born in November your risk is lower than any...
  • Depressed & Can't Get Off Atkins

    12/05/2004 4:53:41 AM PST · by what_to_do_123 · 23 replies · 640+ views
    I have been doing an Atkins-ish diet for 2 years now. I was an obese 26 year old at 240 pounds and I am now a more respectable 28 year old at 165 pounds. I have not been able to move off induction phase as my tolerance for carbohydrate seems to be about 25 grams a day. After a year of following it religiously I substituted my bacon and eggs breakfast to a carbo-rich muesli (at my Doctor's advice) and was pleased to find that it didn't affect the weight loss. I have also kept up a regular exercise routine...
  • The Atkins Diet Opera

    11/26/2004 4:57:25 AM PST · by LadyDoc · 4 replies · 549+ views
    The Annals of Improbable Research ^ | 11-25-04 | The Annals of Improbable Research
  • Fat Women Not As Smart, Swedish Doctors Claim

    11/23/2004 8:30:05 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 43 replies · 3,818+ views
    UK Sun ^ | 11/23/04
    Women who are obese have less chance of being brainy, doctors claimed yesterday. Medics have found that too much fat can cause loss of brain tissue.The damage is to areas known as the temporal lobes, which control memory, speech and hearing. And the risk increases by 16 percent with every kilogram of excess weight.Obesity could even trigger dimentia in older women, researchers discovered in a 24 year old study of Sweden.Team leader Dr. Deborah Gustafson said: 'Fat is a risk for women. Other studies have reported similar things.'More than a third of people are overweight. Researchers say obesity creates an...

    11/23/2004 12:59:52 AM PST · by kattracks · 135 replies · 6,603+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/23/04 | Richard Wilner
    Carb-conscious Americans continued to flatten Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, as the onetime Wall Street darling yesterday posted a loss of $3 million in the third quarter. That bad news sent the stock reeling 16 percent — or to just above the $7 price of a dozen assorted sweet things. The struggling doughnut chain has lost more than 75 percent of its market value since last year as people have suddenly stayed away from the glazed treats in droves, and opted for healthier snacks. As a result, each Krispy Kreme store has seen $10,000 a week in revenue waddle out the...
  • Wheat - the new red meat

    11/18/2004 8:48:52 PM PST · by MarMema · 89 replies · 2,750+ views
    Las Vegas Mercury ^ | 11/18/04 | Newt Briggs
    The food pyramid is a three-sided polygon of lies. First, since it is almost exclusively presented in two dimensions, it is not technically a pyramid but a triangle. Second--and far more importantly, according to nutrition expert and author Danna Korn--the so-called food pyramid puts an abnormal emphasis on the consumption of wheat and wheat products, a diet that couldn't be less adapted to the human digestive system. Wheat, she insists, is the devil's food--even more than the delightful chocolate cake of the same name. Korn's campaign against wheat began 14 years ago when her son was diagnosed with celiac disease--a...