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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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 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
    Drudgereport.com ^ | 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
    Scotsman.com ^ | 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
    http://www.improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume10/v10i6/opera-10-6.pdf
  • 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...
  • KRISPY KREME HAS GONE OUT OF KONTROL

    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...
  • The Physics of Gluttony

    11/12/2004 8:34:01 PM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 10 replies · 810+ views
    MIT Technology Review ^ | November 12, 2004 | Richard A. Muller
    The Physics of Gluttony The obesity epidemic has a simple solution. If you want to lose weight, either eat less, or breathe more. By Richard A. Muller November 12, 2004 Physics can sometimes cut through the mess of complex problems with a simple conservation law. A year ago, in my column "The Physics Diet," I applied conservation of energy to the problem of obesity. I argued that exercise burns so few calories that it cannot be a major way of losing weight. But many people I have spoken to believe there is another benefit to exercise: it changes your metabolism....
  • Eating Fruits, Vegetables Won't Reduce Cancer Risk

    11/02/2004 11:37:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Halifax Live ^ | November 03, 2004 | staff
    [A] study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston... found no reduced risk of cancer among those who consumed at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. However, on the positive side, they found eating fruits and vegetables did lower the risk of developing heart disease.
  • Vitamin E potentially harmful?

    11/10/2004 8:12:34 AM PST · by libtoken · 6 replies · 535+ views
    Reuters | 10 Nov 2004 | Reuters
    Vitamin E may do "more harm than good" Vitamin E supplements, which millions take in the hope of longer, healthier lives, may do more harm than good, researchers have reported. In fact, people taking high doses of vitamin E may in some cases be more likely to die earlier, although the reasons are not clear, Dr. Edgar Miller of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who led the study, said on Wednesday. (snip) Miller and colleagues re-analysed 19 studies of vitamin E and health between 1993 and 2004. The trials involved more than 136,000 mostly elderly patients in North America, Europe...
  • 'Weightless Wonder' Makes Final Flight (Vomit Comet retires)

    10/29/2004 6:19:38 PM PDT · by Turk82_1 · 316+ views
    AP ^ | 10/29/2004 | AP via Yahoo
    By PAM EASTON, Associated Press Writer HOUSTON - The NASA (news - web sites) turbojet notoriously known as the "vomit comet" for its use in training astronauts for weightlessness made its final flight Friday. Few among the two dozen seasoned passengers aboard got sick. "It's inevitable," test director John Yaniac said. NASA's "Weightless Wonder" KC-135, a four-engine turbojet, was more commonly used by researchers to conduct experiments in a zero-gravity environment. Yaniac proudly told those who attended a post-flight briefing that over the years, the plane's crew had cleaned up at least 285 gallons of vomit. "They are there to...
  • Advances in dieting

    08/21/2004 6:06:14 PM PDT · by GSlob · 1 replies · 416+ views
    [Abstract:] It has been reported that one Ms. Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, VA, net wt 105 lbs, won the lobster speed-eating championship by eating 38 lobsters (9.76 lbs of meat) within 12 minutes. It is further mentioned that in the past she also won baked beans/pork (8.4 lbs in 2min 47sec) and hard-boiled eggs events (results not reported).
  • 467-pound doc loses weight, finds himself (Couldn't resist posting a headline like that!)

    10/11/2004 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 7 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | SALLY SQUIRES
    Like many physicians, Nick Yphantides regularly advises his patients to eat healthfully and get plenty of physical activity. Yphantides used to add: "Do what I say, not what I do." That's because in 2001, this then 35-year-old doctor weighed -- hold onto your belt -- 467 pounds. Not anymore. Dr. Nick, as his patients call him, has whittled himself down to 220 pounds, a much healthier weight for his 6-2 frame. Better, he's achieved that weight loss without surgery, although he is the first to underscore that his unusual regimen -- a combination of attending baseball games and using an...
  • Bunny burgers for the poor?

    09/24/2004 9:43:42 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 24 replies · 775+ views
    News 24 ^ | September 21, 2004
    Somerset-West - Rabbit roasts and bunny burgers could be the food of the future for poor South Africans, according to a team of researchers from the University of the Free State. In a paper released at the Agricultural Economics Association of SA conference which began in Somerset West on Tuesday, they said the animals were a cheap and easy-to-raise form of low-cholesterol protein. They also said blind taste tests they had conducted had shown people preferred it to beef. The researchers, led by dean of agricultural sciences Professor Herman van Schalkwyk, called for an "intensive information campaign" to create awareness...
  • Gene Science puts SIZZLE in Steak

    06/08/2004 8:10:40 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 13 replies · 444+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | June 8, 2004 | Thomas Lee
    Some cows are born bad, and some are born good -- and Cargill Inc. says it has found a way to tell the difference. The Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant said Monday it has developed a technique that genetically identifies cattle with the best chance of becoming a plump, juicy steak dinner rather than a so-so burger. Cargill's technology will allow the beef industry to better breed cattle with desirable genetic traits, including thickness and tenderness of meat, and to feed the animals accordingly. It also will allow food manufacturers to know exactly what kind of beef they are buying before an...
  • Liquefied Heroin Discovered In Fruit Juice Boxes

    11/04/2004 4:21:07 AM PST · by 4kevin · 2 replies · 332+ views
    AP ^ | 11.04.04
    Nearly 100 fruit juice boxes containing liquid heroin were intercepted Wednesday in a shipment from Colombia, federal officials said. The juice boxes were part of a private shipment that wasn't destined for the United States food supply, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents said. The juice would be deadly if consumed. The 6-ounce boxes, labeled "Hit Fruit Drink," contained a total of 38 kilograms, or about 84 pounds, of heroin worth $1.7 million. Customs agents said the juice was initially bought from a grocery store in Colombia, then emptied and refilled with heroin. The shipment was relabeled and five pallets of...
  • The Atkins Cult (Humorous American Spectator Piece Written By Freeper)

    10/15/2004 8:20:39 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 107 replies · 2,162+ views
    I'll admit it. I'm a man of ample carriage. At this time every two years I and my fellow political hacks tend to, how shall I say this, bulk up? Sure, after the election we'll hop back on the treadmill and gobble down salads again. But for now the pressures of demanding clients, the stressful anticipation of the next poll, and the sleepless hours in editing suites and campaign headquarters will mean excessive corpulence for a few more weeks. It is a bipartisan problem. But what can we say? We suffer for our work. Sadly, too many of my compatriots...
  • WSJ: SEC Crime Spree

    09/27/2004 5:15:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 362+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 27, 2004 | Editorial
    It isn't often that a Securities and Exchange Commission chairman has the ability to unite against him -- his own White House, fellow GOP commissioners, leading financial lights in Congress and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. But Bill Donaldson is nothing if not determined. The SEC chief has devoted much of the past year to promoting a new regulation that would force hedge fund advisers to register with his agency, despite opposition from just about anyone who knows a hurdle rate from a drawdown. Most recently, his staff conducted a short "comment" period on the rule when most of the...
  • Study: Atkins Diet May Bring Side Effects

    09/08/2004 4:11:12 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 41 replies · 1,951+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 9.3.2004 | Emma Ross
    By EMMA ROSS, AP Medical Writer LONDON - Dieters on the popular high-fat, low-carb Atkins approach lose just as much body fat as those on low-fat diets, but the annoying low-carb side effects could mean problems down the road, according to a scientist who reviewed five dozen diet studies. Danish obesity expert Dr. Arne Astrup, whose survey is published this week in The Lancet medical journal, concludes that headaches, muscle weakness and either diarrhea or constipation are reported more often by Atkins dieters than people on conventional diets. Those side effects may be signs that the eating plan isn't healthy...
  • Brands Change Course to Combat Atkins

    08/24/2004 1:37:02 PM PDT · by dread78645 · 3 replies · 435+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2004-08-22 | Nichola Groom
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biggest U.S. weight loss companies are taking aim at the low-carb diet craze with new programs, products and marketing campaigns they hope will boost membership rolls and revitalize sales. High-protein, low-carb regimens like the Atkins and South Beach diets have generated a massive following among weight-conscious U.S. consumers in the last year, with 7 percent now following some kind of low-carb plan. As a result, the number of people buying into stalwart diet brands like Weight Watchers International Inc., Jenny Craig and Slim-Fast is down, and those companies are throwing their full weight behind efforts...
  • Inquiry ordered into Atkins diet

    08/08/2004 7:37:57 AM PDT · by traumer · 9 replies · 522+ views
    BBC ^ | 8 August, 2004
    The controversial Atkins diet is to come under government scrutiny amid growing concern over obesity figures, it is reported. The investigation will be carried out by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice). About 10m Britons are believed to be following a diet at any one time, a third of them choosing Atkins-style, high-protein regimes. Three-quarters of adults in the UK are reportedly overweight or obese. The Atkins diet involves eating lots of fat, meat and other high protein food while cutting out carbohydrates The team that will evaluate it will be made up of up to 20 doctors,...
  • Low-Carb Food Craze May Have Missed Atkins Wave

    08/23/2004 12:55:32 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 102 replies · 1,775+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 8.23.2004 | Brad Dorfman
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Food manufacturers who have stocked store shelves with low-carbohydrate versions of everything from spaghetti sauce to ice cream may find they are eating the costs themselves, as the low-carb fad peaks, analysts and industry observers said. Yahoo! Health Have questions about your health?Find answers here.   "It's typical that one rushes into the party just when the party is breaking up," said William Leach, food industry analyst at Neuberger Berman. Sales of low-carb branded foods surged $815 million, to $1.13 billion, in the 12 months ended June 13, according to market research firm Information Resources Inc. That...
  • How Atkins Affected My Golf Score

    01/15/2004 6:52:21 AM PST · by gobucks · 16 replies · 2,062+ views
    Me | Jan 15. 2003 | gobucks
    New Front in the Golf War. (How Atkins helped my golf game). It's a new year. I'm not dieting, but my wife is. And this time it's strange. Her moods have undergone a radical change. Usually she is like the weird tides up in Nova Scotia - sometimes extreme, always requiring vigilance. Recently however, I've been living on the beaches of Panama City, Fla. Where'd my wife go? Well, she went on something called the Endocrine Control Diet. Basically, it's Atkins with a few twists. My wife has usually given me the same kind of feedback my golf game has...
  • The frenzy for fad diets may be fading

    08/18/2004 1:08:56 PM PDT · by JusticeTalion · 16 replies · 556+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 08/18/04 | Jon Bonné
    A broader focus on health may brush aside low-carbAmericans are always looking for advice on how to eat, and someone is always there to offer it. In 1978, the country was treated to the Scarsdale diet and its 500 calories a day. Three years later, the Beverly Hills diet said go hog-wild for fruit. The early '90s brought a low-fat bonanza — along with the “New Diet Revolution” of Dr. Robert Atkins, though, of course, Atkins invented his low-carb strategy in 1972. In time the weight-loss industry has grown to a $40 billion-a-year giant, according to Marketdata, a Tampa, Fla.,...
  • A New and Innovative Approach to the Food Pyramid

    02/12/2004 8:30:52 PM PST · by restornu · 6 replies · 605+ views
    ATKINS ^ | February 2004 | By Stuart Lawrence Trager, M.D., Chairperson, Atkins Physicians Council
    The Atkins Physicians Council introduces the Atkins Lifestyle Food Guide Pyramid to government officials. Earlier this week, I was privileged to brief federal officials and members of the Bush administration, along with Mary C. Vernon, M.D. and Stephen B. Sondike, M.D., my two fellow members of the Atkins Physicians Council (APC). Our mission in going to Washington, D.C., was to deliver a proposal for a new and innovative food guide pyramid that supports a controlled-carbohydrate lifestyle. This way of eating could serve the needs of many of the more than 100 million Americans who are losing the battle against obesity....
  • Trace Adkins Comin On Strong.

    08/06/2004 1:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 56 replies · 1,903+ views
    Artist : Trace Adkins Album : Comin on Strong Song : Rough & Ready Lyrics: Mudgrips - white-tip Cigar stickin' out of my face Earnhardt racing sticker on the window Banged up fender 4x4 - straight pipe roar Primer and rust all over the door Scarred up knuckles, Mack belt buckle White t-shirt - Ain't afraid to work Got a "what-are-you-looking-at-asshole" smirk I like Cold beer, hot wings Wranglers, Skoal rings Get just what you see Gun rack, ball cap Don't take no crap Ain't a pretty boy-toy I'll rock you steady Rough and ready Work boots - one blue...
  • Beware: Carbohydrates will ruin your health

    07/22/2004 9:41:30 AM PDT · by condi2008 · 24 replies · 699+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | March 26, 2004 | Dave Barry
    I probably shouldn't admit this to you younger readers, but when my generation was your age, we did some pretty stupid things. I'm talking about taking CRAZY risks. We drank water right from the tap. We used aspirin bottles that you could actually open with your bare hands. We bought appliances that were not festooned with helpful safety warnings such as, "DO NOT BATHE WITH THIS TOASTER." But for sheer insanity, the wildest thing we did was - prepare to be shocked - we deliberately ingested carbohydrates. I know, I know. It was wrong. But we were young and foolish,...
  • Americans Abandoning Low-Carb Diets -Survey

    07/14/2004 4:23:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies · 2,453+ views
    AP ^ | July 14, 2004 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - So much for the low-carbohydrate lifestyle. More than half of all U.S. consumers that have tried following diets that eschew carbs such as bread and sugar have given up, a survey released on Wednesday found, and interest in the popular regimens appears to have plateaued. According to research firm InsightExpress, which conducted the survey online, fewer than 10 percent of Americans are currently on popular low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins, South Beach and The Zone. In contrast, a survey conducted in December of last year by Opinion Dynamics Corporation found that, at the time, 11...
  • Dr. Atkins Killed Me, Suit Says

    07/04/2004 6:02:54 AM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 24 replies · 989+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7.4.2004 | Helen Peterson and Don Singleton
    From beyond the grave, a woman who died of breast cancer is suing the late diet guru Dr. Robert Atkins for giving her the advice that she says ended up costing her life. The suit, seeking unspecified damages, was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court by the estate of Carol Rubick, a woman who died of breast cancer on Jan. 18, 2003, after receiving five years of oncological treatments at the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. The plaintiff, Linda Lou Poag, executrix of Rubick's estate, claims that Atkins and two other doctors at the Atkins Center were negligent in treating Rubick's...
  • Atkins diet makes women infertile, interferes with genetic imprinting

    06/29/2004 5:00:37 AM PDT · by Walkin Man · 81 replies · 1,852+ views
    Atkins diet makes women infertile, interferes with genetic imprinting 29 Jun 2004 If you are a woman and you are on the Atkins diet, you may have a problem if you want to start a family, say scientists. A high protein diet could be make it more difficult for a women to conceive. Scientists at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Englewood, USA, have come to this tentative conclusion after carrying out a study on mice. Dr. David Garner, lead researcher, said "Although our investigations were conducted in mice, our data may have implications for diet and reproduction in humans."...
  • Atkins diet 'can cut chance of a baby'

    06/28/2004 3:46:13 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 59 replies · 547+ views
    The Times ^ | June 29, 2004 | Mark Henderson
    WOMEN on the Atkins diet while trying to have children may substantially reduce their chances of conceiving, scientists said yesterday. High-protein diets such as the controversial low-carbohydrate regime can significantly lower pregnancy rates and disrupt the genetic development of embryos, according to research on mice and cows. It is not certain that the results apply to humans, but fertility experts said that women seeking to become pregnant would be ill-advised to eat as much protein as Atkins devotees consume. The diet allows followers to eat as much protein and fat as they like. In its “induction” and “weight-loss” phases, menus...
  • Atkins 'affects conception chances'

    06/28/2004 12:20:02 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 31 replies · 1,441+ views
    BBC ^ | Caroline Ryan
    Atkins 'affects conception chances' By Caroline Ryan BBC News Online health staff in Berlin _____________________________________________________ Eating a high protein diet - such as Atkins - could reduce a woman's chances of conceiving, researchers suggest. The University of Colorado carried out tests which showed that if mice ate a diet containing 25% protein, it would affect embryo and foetal development. They told a Berlin fertility conference this could mean women eating over 30% protein may have trouble conceiving. But an Atkins spokeswoman said they had seen cases where the diet improved women's chances of becoming pregnant. She said the diet did...
  • ATKINS IMPACT IN PASTA PLUNGE

    06/23/2004 11:43:36 PM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 345+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/24/04 | PAUL THARP
    [snip]American Italian Pasta is just the latest victim of the low-carb craze. Doughnut giant Krispy Kreme blamed low-carb diets for disappointing first-quarter sales, but the explanation didn't stop angry shareholders from suing Krispy Kreme last week for failing to see the low-carb craze coming, among other issues. Potato chip maker Jays Foods was pushed into bankruptcy court three months ago after the Atkins diet eroded sales by more than 10 percent, officials said. [snip] More than 24 million American adults are following low-carb diets like those pioneered by the late Dr. Robert Atkins and his rival, Dr. Arthur Agatston, whose...
  • Atkins charity to bankroll diet research

    06/23/2004 4:50:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 689+ views
    The Boston GLobe ^ | June 23, 2004 | Raja Mishra
    A charity founded by the late diet doctor Robert C. Atkins stands to inherit his vast fortune and plans to bankroll a barrage of studies championing his popular low-carbohydrate diet, positioning it to dominate diet research at a time when an unprecedented number of Americans are seeking weight-loss guidance. With Atkins's estate worth an estimated $600 million, the Robert C. Atkins Foundation will eventually become the largest private supporter of dieting research in the United States. Its budget could rival what the federal government now spends on studying diets.
  • Low-Carb Diets Unhealthy and a Ripoff, Experts Say

    06/22/2004 5:20:50 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 349 replies · 1,127+ views
    Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 6.22.2004 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Popular low-carbohydrate diets are leading Americans to poor health and are spawning a rip-off industry of "carb-friendly" products, health experts and consumer advocates said on Tuesday. They announced a new group, called the Partnership for Essential Nutrition, to help educate Americans about the need for healthy carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains. "When unproven science becomes a sales pitch, some people get rich and the rest of us get ripped off," Jeffrey Prince of the American Institute for Cancer Research told a news conference. "Eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans, which are all...
  • Your Right to Use Vitamins Is in Jeopardy, Senators Push Regulatory Assault on Vitamins

    06/09/2004 7:11:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 265 replies · 1,013+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | 09.03.03 | Dr. Julian Whitaker
    Your Right to Use Nutritional Supplements Is in Jeopardy Senators Push Regulatory Assault on Vitamins by Dr. Julian Whitaker Posted Sep 3, 2003 Text Size:  S   M   L printer-friendly email to a friend Government Ignores the True Cost of Medical Care    Pharmaceutical Firms Latest To Learn That No Good Deed Goes Unpunished    Hillary's Back!    Admitting Real Costs Could Have Killed Drug Bill    Medicare?s Insolvent Entitlement    We need to take action, and we need to take action now. There is a movement in Congress to push through legislation that would restrict your freedom to use nutritional supplements, and...
  • Woman Gets Bread and Water for Horse Cruelty

    06/08/2004 12:50:58 PM PDT · by Cagey · 101 replies · 265+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-8-2004
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas woman convicted of neglecting her two horses will get only bread and water for the first three days of a 30-day jail sentence, a judge said on Tuesday. The Old West-style punishment was fitting for a crime in which Melissa Dawn Sweeney, 28, treated the horses "deplorably," County Court at Law Judge Mike Peters said. "I used to think back to the time when jail was jail and punishment was punishment, and how they were put in solitary confinement with only bread and water to eat. That was in the back of my mind," he...