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2009-08-25 00:58:06

U.S. researchers say low-carbohydrate, high protein diets increased atherosclerosis in mice. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found mice fed the 12 percent carbohydrate, 43 percent fat, 45 percent protein diets were more likely to show vascular damage then mice fed standard diets with 65 percent carbohydrate, 15 percent fat, 20 percent protein -- or even the Western diet diet of 43 percent carbohydrates 42 percent fat and 15 percent protein. The...

2009-08-11 11:22:40

Rats fed a high-fat diet show a stark reduction in their physical endurance and a decline in their cognitive ability after just nine days, a study by Oxford University researchers has shown.The research, funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the FASEB Journal, may have implications not only for those eating lots of high-fat foods, but also athletes looking for the optimal diet for training and patients with metabolic disorders.'We found that rats, when switched to a high-fat...

2009-06-15 09:55:26

One of the hottest diet trends of the past decade is back, but this time, meat is taking a backseat to vegetables. New research shows that overweight individuals who ate a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet high in plant-based proteins for four weeks lost weight and experienced improvements in blood cholesterol levels and other heart disease risk factors. The "Eco-Atkins" diet includes foods high in vegetable proteins from gluten, soy, nuts, fruits, vegetables, cereals and vegetable oils....

2009-06-09 14:15:44

A low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet high in plant-based proteins helped those overweight to lose weight and reduce heart risks, researchers in Canada said. However, the study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, also found that a high-carbohydrate, low-fat vegetarian diet also resulted in weight loss, but without the additional cardiovascular benefits. There is a dilemma relating to the proportion and source of fat, protein and carbohydrate that constitutes the optimal weight...

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2009-06-09 12:25:00

A plant-based version of the Atkins low-carb diet could allow people to lose weight while keeping cholesterol levels down, researchers reported on Tuesday.The plant-based variation of the high protein diet could help overweight people shed pounds while being free of risk factors such as heart diseases.Dr. David Jenkins of St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto in Ontario, led a team to study the effectiveness of the so-called Eco-Atkins diet among a group of 44 overweight men...

2009-05-27 08:04:45

 Restricting carbohydrates, regardless of weight loss, appears to slow the growth of prostate tumors, according to an animal study being published this week by researchers in the Duke Prostate Center."Previous work here and elsewhere has shown that a diet light in carbohydrates could slow tumor growth, but the animals in those studies also lost weight, and because we know that weight loss can restrict the amount of energy feeding tumors, we weren't able to tell just how big an impact the...

2009-05-12 17:57:19

Women who followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet to lower blood pressure halved their rate of heart failure, U.S. researchers said. Senior study author Emily Levitan of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston said the DASH diet is plentiful in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and whole grains, while using less salt, sugar, red meat and processed meat. The study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found women with DASH scores in the top 10 percent...

2009-04-22 21:46:26

Drinking at least one glass of low-sodium vegetable juice daily may help overweight people with metabolic syndrome lose weight, U.S. researchers say. Metabolic syndrome is defined by a cluster of risk factors, including excess body fat in the midsection, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal blood lipids. If left uncontrolled it can increase risk for chronic diseases. Study author John Foreyt of the Baylor College of Medicine said the 81 participants in the study were primarily...

2009-03-18 00:09:35

A study financed by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association suggests dieters can lose more fat by choosing protein over carbohydrates. Donald Layman, professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, said dieters who eat too many carbohydrates often end up battling snack cravings, the Champaign News-Gazette reported Monday. Layman study followed 130 people during four months of weight loss and eight months of maintenance. The group that followed a moderately...

2009-02-27 12:00:00

Low-Carb Diets Included in Study Not Atkins Diet DENVER, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study titled "Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates" (Feb. 26, 2009), concluded that reduced-calorie diets result in clinically meaningful weight loss regardless of which macronutrients (fat, protein and carbohydrates) they emphasize. Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. ("Atkins"), however, wishes to clarify that the...


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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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