HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
A spoonful of sugar helps your waistline go down

New study challenges conventional thinking that high carbohydrate, low fat slimming plan should contain little or no added sugar (sucrose).

A team of scientists at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh has found that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet (containing sucrose) combined with physical activity achieved the greatest health benefits in overweight subjects. The study, which will be published in the August issue of International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, provides evidence that the exclusion of sucrose, as is normally advocated in a weight loss diet, is not necessary to achieve weight reduction. In fact, the palatability of sucrose may even help dieters stick to their eating plans.

As part of a 12-week programme, 69 overweight women (average age 41 years; average body mass index [BMI] 32 kg/m2) were given advice on either diet, physical activity or both. A fourth group acting as the control received no advice. Measures of body fat and markers of heart disease risk (such as waist circumference and cholesterol levels) were collected at the beginning and end of the trial.

The advice followed healthy eating guidelines and recommended:

  • a reduced daily calorie intake, which was low in fat (35% of calorie intake) and high in carbohydrates (55% of calorie intake)

  • that one tenth of their total calorie intake included sugar - around the average for a British adult. To achieve this goal, subjects were advised to include high carbohydrate snacks such as low fat cereal bars and low fat yogurts (containing at least 20g sugar) between two and four times per day, depending on their energy needs.

  • an increase in activity levels focused on including sixty minutes of brisk walking per day.

Writing in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, the researchers noted that after three months, the group combining the sugar-containing diet and activity c
'"/>

Contact: Dr. Sandra Drummond
sdrummond@qmu.ac.uk
44-013-131-73532
The Sugar Bureau
9-Jul-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. A spoonful of sugar makes some kids feel good
2. Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons
3. White blood cells are picky about sugar
4. Study shows cane sugar, corn sweeteners have similar effects on appetite
5. Novel sugar-to-hydrogen technology promises transportation fuel independence
6. New role for sugars: Research shows connections between sugar modifications in cells and cancer
7. Blood sugars manufacture limited by building blocks supply
8. Juiced-up battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics
9. Iowa State researchers improve soy processing by boosting protein and sugar yields
10. New diabetes research: Half of Americans have gene that affects how body burns sugar
11. From managing sugar to managing healing

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2019)... ... 24, 2019 , ... Noblis, Inc., a leading provider of ... “Systems and Methods for SNP Analysis and Genome Sequencing.” Noblis’ new system and ... advanced bioinformatic analyses, including SNP calling, metagenomic analysis, and conserved and signature sequence ...
(Date:4/18/2019)... ... 18, 2019 , ... As the industry strengthens its focus ... that have the potential to increase patient recruitment and retention. However, despite its ... the complexity of regulations, potential cost implications and a multitude of other factors. ...
(Date:4/17/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... April 17, 2019 , ... ... management, biostatistics, and other services to clinical trial sponsors, has entered into a ... The agreement will enable Quartesian, a member of Medrio’s Certified Partner Program, to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/8/2019)... ... May 07, 2019 , ... Standing at 16.2 hands, Atlas is on the large side for ... team and barrel racing, among other activities. When loping around a corner in late ... being a busy horse to only being able to walk. Fortunately Atlas’ owner, Kelly, ...
(Date:5/2/2019)... ... April 30, 2019 , ... ... Standardization ISO 9001:2015 standard, REPROCELL USA Inc. has demonstrated its ability to ... REPROCELL USA Inc. aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective implementation ...
(Date:5/2/2019)... ... May 02, 2019 , ... Boston Robotic Hair Restoration announces ... are the days of painful hair transplant procedures. Boston Robotic Hair Restoration offers ... only robotic intelligent solution to offer a minimally invasive procedure. With the ARTAS® ...
(Date:4/16/2019)... Md. (PRWEB) , ... April 16, 2019 , ... ... honor Blue Sources and their project partner, the U.S. Army Center for Environmental ... of Aquatic Biomonitor Through Combined In-Licensing/Out-Licensing.” , Blue Sources, a veteran-owned company located ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: