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Obesity/overweight is NOT lack of willpower! (Mar 10, 2011)
Debunking the “low fat” diet hypothesis continues (Mar 6, 2011)
Low-carb diets are better for cholesterol than low-fat ones (Feb 16, 2011)
April 26, 2012
A new report on sugar. We know it’s bad for us — especially in big doses or daily. But just in case we’ve forgotten….
“New research from the BC Cancer Agency shows that a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet slows cancer growth and may actually prevent cancers from forming.”
June 21, 2011
“It’s possible that by simply changing our diet to a low-carb, low-fat, high protein diet, we can starve the cancer by eliminating the glucose the tumours need to grow,” said Dr. Gerry Krystal, the research scientist at the BC Cancer Agency who authored the study along with Dr. Victor Ho.
May 22, 2011
“And why is Horgan resistant to the idea that carbohydrates cause obesity and disease? The answer lies in two all-too-human tendencies: over-reliance on personal experience and resistance to information that contradicts our beliefs.”
May 16, 2011
“It is time to end the low-fat myth, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) nutrition experts told food industry leaders at the seventh annual World of Healthy Flavors Conference held in Napa, CA, from January 19 to 21, 2011.”
April 26, 2011
“After 12 months on the diets, the slow-carb group lost 7.8 percent of their body weight compared with 6.1 percent in the low-fat-diet group. Levels of triglycerides — blood fats linked to heart disease — decreased much more in the slow-carb group. The levels were down 37 percent in the slow-carb group compared with 19 percent in the low-fat group.”
April 3, 2011, click on:
High fructose corn syrup is found in so many foods today that it would be hard to list them AND you would be amazed at the types of foods to which it is routinely added. There’s a partial list toward the end of this article.
Mar 10, 2011 , click on:
“The reality is that obesity is a chronic, relapsing, neurochemical disease with a genetic basis. Simply telling an obese person to “eat less and exercise more” is overly simplistic and demonstrably ineffective.”
Mar 6, 2011, from: A Big Fat Debate
Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health:
In 2001, Dr. Hu, writing in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, noted, “It is now increasingly recognized that the low-fat campaign has been based on little scientific evidence and may have caused unintended health problems.” Or, as Michael Pollan pithily puts it in his In Defense of Food, “The amount of saturated fat in the diet may have little if any bearing on the risk of heart disease, and the evidence that increasing polyunsaturated fats in the diet will reduce risk is slim to nil.”
January 15, 2011, from BottomLine Personal,
Low-Carb Diets are Better for Cholesterol than low-fat ones.
“Recent finding: People on either a low carb or a low fat diet lost about 15 pounds — but those on the low carb regimen had a 23% increase in HDL (good) cholesterol, compared with 12% improvement for those on a low fat diet. The low carb group was allowed as many calories as they wanted from fat and protein, but their carb intake was limited to 20 grams (g) per day in the form of low-glycemic vegetables, gradually increasing by 5 g per week. They also were allowed fruits and small quantities of dairy. The low fat diet consisted of low caloric intake of up to 1,500 calories per day for women and 1,800 per day for men, with no more than 30% calories from fat.”
Gary Foster, PhD, director, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, and leader of a study of 307 adults, published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Feb 5 2011, in the online Daily Beast—
How eating refined carbohydrates (i.e. beer and pizza) reduces men’s testosterone and promotes fat gain:
“Many of the unhealthy things we eat today have been found to cause a drop in testosterone, the essential male hormone. And that decrease has been linked not just to low sperm count but also to increased risk of obesity , Type-2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and death.”
“Lab studies have shown that when you ingest sugar, the level of testosterone in the bloodstream instantly drops. The authors of one study found that a drink of glucose solution decreased blood levels of testosterone by as much as 25 percent. If you routinely eat sweets, or carbs such as bread, pasta, baked goods—which your body turns into a form of sugar—you are continuously hammering your ability to produce testosterone.”
“The fact that we spend so much of our time watching television and in other sedentary activities (an oxymoron if ever there was one) worsens the problem. Declines in muscle mass and strength and increases in body fat are associated with low testosterone.”
Article by Arthur De Vany, author of The New Evolution Diet
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