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2005-09-13 10:40:00

NEW YORK -- Women who follow a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet may lose more weight and body fat, particularly when they engage in regular exercise, than those whose diets are low in protein and high in carbohydrates, a team of Illinois researchers reports. "A protein-rich diet, restricting carbohydrates, is a very good way to lose weight," study author Dr. Donald K. Layman told Reuters Health. And, he added, "It definitely enhances the benefits of doing exercise." Yet, both a...

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2005-07-22 00:05:00

NEW YORK -- The ever-popular low-carbohydrate diets appear to work because they force people to eat more protein, which consequently suppresses the appetite, not because of a lower carbohydrate intake, according to new study findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. These results suggest that it's not necessary for people to cut back carbohydrates to lose weight, according to Dr. Arne Astrup of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, who wrote...

2005-07-12 09:54:41

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anyone who has ever renounced dessert and failed to be rewarded with low cholesterol levels may be able to blame it on genetics, a new study suggests. The study of 28 pairs of male twins -- one a lean athletic type, the other a bit rounder and sedentary -- found that brothers tended to show the same cholesterol response to high-fat and low-fat diets, even though their exercise habits were starkly different. Because identical twins share the same...

2005-06-13 14:58:21

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Size matters when it comes to meal portions in weight-loss diets, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And consuming convenient, nutritious frozen dinners may be a way to control portion size. Research dietitians Sandra M. Hannum and LeaAnn Carson, who work in the laboratory of food science and human nutrition professor John W. Erdman, studied how two diet regimens resulted in weight loss in overweight and obese men. Their findings...


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