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2009-08-25 15:20:00

Study suggests that popular diet regimen may have adverse effect on body's restorative capacityEven as low-carbohydrate/high-protein diets have proven successful at helping individuals rapidly lose weight, little is known about the diets' long-term effects on vascular health.Now, a study led by a scientific team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provides some of the first data on this subject, demonstrating that mice placed on a 12-week low carbohydrate/high-protein diet showed...

2008-09-05 09:00:08

By Julia Breen CELEBRITIES always seem to be following the latest diet craze in a desperate attempt to keep those enviably slim figures. But sometimes the pressure to slim can end in tears and the most recent casualty of the celeb battle of the bulge appears to be ex- EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy. Her attempts at weight loss through a low carb diet have reportedly faltered. After transforming herself from a size 16 to a size eight in a matter of months, she?s now distraught about a...

2008-07-18 03:00:12

ATLANTA - The Atkins diet might have proved itself after all: A low-carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-loss techniques. Another surprise: The low-carb diet improved cholesterol more than the other two. Some critics had predicted the opposite. "It is a vindication," said Abby Bloch, of the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation, a...

2008-07-18 00:00:02

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - The Atkins diet might have proved itself after all: A low-carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-loss techniques.A bigger surprise: The low-carb diet improved cholesterol more than the other two. Some critics had predicted the opposite."It is a vindication," said Abby Bloch, of the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins...

2008-07-17 18:00:12

By Mike Stobbe ATLANTA - The Atkins diet may have proved itself after all: A low- carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-loss techniques. A bigger surprise: The low-carb diet improved cholesterol more than the other two. Some critics had predicted the opposite. "It is a vindication," said Abby Bloch of the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins...

2006-06-23 17:00:47

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In motivated people who are overweight and have type 2 diabetes, a low-carbohydrate diet with some caloric restriction has lasting benefits on body weight and blood sugar control, Swedish researchers report. Dr. Jorgen Vesti Nielsen and Dr. Eva A. Joensson from Blekingesjukhuset, Karlshamn, previously reported that 16 obese patients with type 2 diabetes who followed a low carbohydrate diet achieved significantly better diabetes control...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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