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  • Sweden Becomes First Western Nation to Reject Low-fat Diet Dogma

    11/24/2013 6:50:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Health Impact News ^ | Nov 24, 2013 | Brian Shilhavy
    Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition advice. The switch in dietary advice followed the publication of a two-year study by the independent Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment. The committee reviewed 16,000 studies published through May 31, 2013. Butter, olive oil, heavy cream, and bacon are not harmful foods. Quite the opposite. Fat is the best thing for those who want to lose weight. And there are no connections between a high fat intake and cardiovascular disease. On Monday, SBU, the...
  • Weight Gain May Be Influenced By Fructose Consumption

    08/02/2013 2:18:56 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Note: USC researcher Kathleen Page, MD, is an SC CTSI KL2 Alumnae. As part of the program, she recieved support and acquired skills needed to secure a subsequent K23 Career Training Award to continue this research. Feeling hungry after drinking something sweet? It could have something to do with the type of sugar you consumed, according to research at Yale University led by SC CTSI K Scholar Kathleen Page, principal investigator and assistant professor of medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine.  Kathleen Page The research determined that fructose and glucose, the two forms of simple sugars, are processed differently in the...
  • What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?

    07/05/2002 5:34:43 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 421 replies · 9,011+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 07/07/2002 | GARY TAUBES
    If the members of the American medical establishment were to have a collective find-yourself-standing-naked-in-Times-Square-type nightmare, this might be it. They spend 30 years ridiculing Robert Atkins, author of the phenomenally-best-selling ''Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution'' and ''Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution,'' accusing the Manhattan doctor of quackery and fraud, only to discover that the unrepentant Atkins was right all along. Or maybe it's this: they find that their very own dietary recommendations -- eat less fat and more carbohydrates -- are the cause of the rampaging epidemic of obesity in America. Or, just possibly this: they find out both of the...
  • Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet

    01/20/2009 5:27:39 AM PST · by decimon · 27 replies · 8,329+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | January 20th, 2009 | Unknown
    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...
  • A low-carb diet may stunt prostate tumor growth

    11/13/2007 4:11:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 22 replies · 185+ views
    Duke University Medical Center ^ | 13-Nov-2007 | Lauren Shaftel Williams
    DURHAM, N.C. -- A diet low in carbohydrates may help stunt the growth of prostate tumors, according to a new study led by Duke Prostate Center researchers. The study, in mice, suggests that a reduction in insulin production possibly caused by fewer carbohydrates may stall tumor growth. This study showed that cutting carbohydrates may slow tumor growth, at least in mice, said Stephen Freedland, M.D., a urologist at Duke University Medical Center and lead researcher on the study. If this is ultimately confirmed in human clinical trials, it has huge implications for prostate cancer therapy through something that all of...
  • "Atkins Hormone" Discovered

    06/08/2007 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Paradox · 28 replies · 833+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 05 June 2007
    'Atkins hormone' discovered 05 June 2007 They are loved and endorsed by celebrities and dismissed as an unhealthy diet craze by critics. But 'low carb', high protein and high fat diets have proven their metabolic worth: scientists in theUS have discovered a fat-burning role for a specific hormone stimulated by these eating regimes. The work has also raised the intriguing question of whether the Atkins diet could make you live longer.A group of researchers led by Steven Kliewer at Southwestern University in Dallas, Texas found that a growth hormone called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) stimulates fat metabolism in...
  • Atkins Beats Other Diet Plans in Study

    03/06/2007 5:26:53 PM PST · by decimon · 45 replies · 1,346+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 06, 2007 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - The low-carb, high-fat Atkins diet gets high marks in one of the biggest, longest head-to-head studies of popular weight-loss plans, beating the Zone, the Ornish diet and even U.S. guidelines. Even so, critics say the results show how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off. Overweight women on the Atkins plan lost more weight over a year than those on the low-carb Zone diet. And they had slightly better blood pressure and cholesterol readings than those on the Zone; the very low-fat, high-carb Ornish diet, and a low-fat, high-carb diet similar to U.S. government guidelines....
  • Low-Carb Diet Doesn't Raise Heart Risk

    11/08/2006 9:00:46 PM PST · by Mr. Mulliner · 23 replies · 543+ views
    Forbes ^ | November 8, 2006 | Linda A. Johnson
    Nov 8, 11:19 PM EST Low-Carb Diet Doesn't Raise Heart Risk By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet for years doesn't raise the risk of heart disease, a long-term study suggests, easing fears that the popular Atkins diet and similar regimens might set people up for eventual heart attacks. The study of thousands of women over two decades found that those who got lots of their carbohydrates from refined sugars and highly processed foods nearly doubled their risk of heart disease.At the same time, those who ate a low-carb diet but got more of...
  • Diet and Exercise

    05/20/2006 2:35:53 PM PDT · by Dr. Xanax · 5 replies · 354+ views
    May 20th 2006 | Dr. Xanax
    One of the most important factors to achieving a healthy lifestyle is a good eating and fitness plan. Staying fit and eating healthy, not only makes you look good but also makes you feel good. There is no better feeling than ending your fitness routine, with a sense of achievement. There are a lot of ways to stay healthy and enjoy staying healthy; finding the sport or exercise that interests you the most makes fitness fun and healthy. If you do not enjoy the exercise program you do, then try another! There are hundreds of ways of keeping fit from...
  • DIET FAD $TARVING US: FIRMS

    05/16/2004 5:50:18 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 210 replies · 1,127+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2004 | STEPHANIE O'BRIEN
    <p>May 16, 2004 -- Dr. Atkins' disciples are eating major food companies alive. The low-carb diet trend is turning the stomachs of the makers of traditional staples like bread and pasta, who are blaming their shrinking profits on shrinking waistlines.</p>
  • Duke Diet Center Launches Low-Carb Program

    09/27/2003 12:57:19 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 5 replies · 1,001+ views
    WRAL ^ | September 26, 2003
    <p>DURHAM, N.C. -- For years, low-carbohydrate diets, like the popular Atkins diet, have often been labeled as outrageous and even dangerous. In the past few years, medical research has shown there are benefits.</p> <p>Now, some health experts believe the low-carb diet may be worth a try -- including a nationally known weight loss center in Durham.</p>