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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...

2009-02-26 00:21:30

It doesn't matter if calories come from carbohydrates, protein or fat -- eating less of them leads to weight loss, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System did a comparison of overweight participants assigned to four different diets over a two-year period showed that reducing calories achieved weight loss regardless of which of the three nutrients was emphasized. The study,...

2008-12-12 16:15:43

A U.S. psychologist says a low carbohydrate diet can reduce memory skills. Holly A. Taylor of Tufts University said dieters who eliminated carbohydrates from their meals performed more poorly on memory-based tasks than when they reduce calories, but maintain carbohydrates, the university said Wednesday in a release. She said reduced carbohydrate intake reduces the brain's source of energy. The data suggest that after a week of severe carbohydrate restriction, memory performance, particularly...

2008-11-13 06:00:08

By Steve Sternberg NEW ORLEANS -- A creative attempt to exploit a "teachable moment" and help families of hospitalized heart patients lower their own cholesterol has failed, researchers reported Wednesday. But that was because all of the study volunteers -- those offered an intensive prevention program and those who were not -- lowered their cholesterol, which made it impossible to prove that the treatment program worked. In the study, called FIT HEART, researchers recruited about...

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2008-11-06 08:10:00

If you want to drop a few pounds, adding dairy to your diet could help with the battle of the bulge, according to researchers.The new research published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism was funded by the National Dairy Council. Researchers found people were able to consume more calories without gaining weight compared with people who consumed less than one dairy serving daily.Lead researcher Dr. Michael B. Zemel of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and his team found eating...

2008-10-23 15:00:10

A cherry-enriched diet lowers weight, cholesterol and reduced inflammation -- major risk factors for heart disease, U.S. researchers said. Study co-author Dr. Steven F. Bolling of the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center said tart cherries -- sold dried, frozen or juice, contain powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins -- which provide the bright, rich red color. Rats, some obese, were fed a Western diet, characterized by high fat and moderate carbohydrate, in line with the...

2008-10-23 09:00:10

CHICAGO, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- New research continues to link tart cherries, one of today's hottest "Super Fruits," to lowering risk factors for heart disease. In addition to lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation, the study being presented by University of Michigan researchers at next week's American Dietetic Association annual meeting, found that a cherry-enriched diet lowered body weight and fat -- major risk factors for heart disease. In the study, at-risk, obese rats that...

2008-09-30 00:00:12

Young adults on a diet low in calories but nutritionally sound for six months appear to lose weight and fat without a much bone loss, U.S. researchers say. Leanne M. Redman and colleagues at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., studied 46 healthy, overweight men and women, who were randomly assigned to one of four groups for six months. Eleven formed the control group, who ate a healthy diet; 12 consumed 25 percent fewer calories than expended per day; 12 ate fewer...

2008-07-26 18:00:17

By ROSAMUND CROFT SO it's summer and you've just realised last year's bikini or shorts aren't going to fit you this time round. But turning to a gimmicky diet - be it Atkins, Southbeach, cabbage soup or celeb detox - to shed weight in just a few weeks isn't going to work. Nor is gnawing on a celery stick or skipping breakfast when really you're dreaming of a decent meal with meat and two veg - let alone fantasising over a bar of chocolate or a glass of wine. Instead help is at hand...

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...


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