Tag: "carbohydrate" at medical news
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...t protein and fat calories to make up for the lost carbohydrate
calories, and lost an average of 3.6 pounds. Their reduced calorie intake was considered appropriate to their height. The researchers conclude that the weight loss came from eating less (reduced calorie intake), not loss of body fluid, increased met...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
... two-week period on a strictly controlled very-low carbohydrate
diet, participants lost an average of 3.6 pounds, ... available fat and protein to make up for the lost carbohydrate
calories. The study, "Effect of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Appetite, Blood Glucose Levels, and Insul...
Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy
...c diet (KD), a high fat, adequate protein, and low carbohydrate
diet, is the most well known of dietary therapies amongst the epilepsy community. It was initially devised in 1921 to "mimic the anticonvulsant effects of fasting, which were known to suppress seizures." Because the KD is high in fat and low in carb...
Yale cardiovascular researcher named Bayer Fellow 2004-05
...chondrial uncoupling proteins in the regulation of carbohydrate
and fatty acid metabolism, and protection against oxidative stress and cell death. Russel's clinical interests include cardiac stress testing and nuclear imaging. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1984 and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from t...
Study finds that adherence to diet, not type of diet, more important factor for losing weight
...n of portion sizes and calories); Atkins (minimize carbohydrate
intake without fat restriction); Zone (modulate ma...r findings do not support the notion that very low carbohydrate
diets are better than standard diets, despite recent evidence to the contrary," the researchers writ...
Discovery of key protein's shape could lead to improved bacterial pneumonia vaccine
... bacteria. When used in a vaccine, these pieces of carbohydrate
stimulate the immune system to make antibodies against the real carbohydrate
targets on the bacteria. The problem with such vaccines is that the immune systems of very young chi...
Dec. 7 tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine
...ngry, especially for calorie-dense foods with high carbohydrate
content. Researchers say that the study could provide a mechanism linking sleep loss to overeating and eventually to overweight and obesity. Writers in an accompanying editorial say that millions of Americans are overweight, and the usual suspects ar...
Very low-carbohydrate diets work for men and upper body fat
Scientists say that low carbohydrate
diets, like the Atkins and South Beach Diets, may ... over 70% of men lost more weight and fat on a low carbohydrate
diet, despite eating more calories. Jeff Volek and colleagues, from the University of Connecticut, a...
Marine sponge leads researchers to immune system regulator
...KT cells to respond to a limited array of lipid or carbohydrate
antigens when presented in certain ways. The only substance known to fully activate NKT cells through these receptors was the glycosphingolipid derived from an Okinawan sea sponge Agelas mauritianus. In the 1990s, researchers at the Kirin Brewery in...
High-fat diets hammer memory, more than a waistline worry
...ups--intermittent hypoxia alone; high fat, refined carbohydrate
diet; and intermittent hypoxia with high-fat, refined carbohydrate
diet--showed substantial decreases in CREB phosphorylation. Rats in the interm...
ACPM to host web-based conference on low carbohydrate diets and adolescents
...healthcare professionals on the appropriateness of carbohydrate
restriction for weight loss and the hazards of die...supporting various popular diets, particularly low carbohydrate
diets. Over the past 20 years, the rates of overweight have tripled in adolescents. The enormous inc...
Study: Low-carb diet more effective than low-fat diet
... lead to weight loss -- the first study of the low carbohydrate
diet since 1980. Yancy and co-investigator Eric Westman, M.D., are currently testing whether a low-carbohydrate diet can help diabetics control their blood sugar levels. Despite the considerable weight loss experienced by the low-carbohydrate dieters...
Eating habits as important as meds for diabetic blood sugar control
...es, selections while dining out, meal planning and carbohydrate
and vegetable strategies -- matter as much or more...large chain restaurants; choosing high-fat or high carbohydrate
menu selections, and eating high-fat sources of protein (red meat, fried entrees and processed meat)...
HIV: A sugar shield to evade host defences
...sites, which have the role of fixing large complex carbohydrate
molecules in the form of glycans, to provide protection against the host's antibodies. These sugars are large structures that apparently block the way of human antibodies that would otherwise fix on to the virus, without hindering these envelope prot...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: May 2004
.... The glycemic index characterizes the rate of carbohydrate
absorption after a meal. A low glycemic index diet involves eating certain carbohydrate-containing foods that blunt the rise in blood sugar levels after eating. High glycemic index foods include foods such as potatoes, bananas, white breads and ric...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: April 2004
... The latest weight loss fad, the high protein/low carbohydrate
diet, has been the source of much criticism from t..."this study does not support the high protein, low carbohydrate
approach to weight loss. There are many nutrients that contribute to healthy bones and a balanced di...
News tips from the American Heart Association
...ncreased with higher total fat intake but not with carbohydrate
intake. Further analysis found that "glycemic load" increased as adiponectin decreased. Researchers say their data suggest a link between moderate alcohol intake and higher adiponectin levels, while a carbohydrate-rich diet with a high glycemic loa...
UT Southwestern researchers discover first effective treatment for exercise disorder
...that breaks down muscle glycogen a stored form of carbohydrate
that has long been recognized to be an important anaerobic fuel. Less well recognized is the fact that glycogen is also critical for normal oxidative metabolism. "When there is no glycogen available, as is the case in McArdle's disease, patients h...
High saturated fat, starch avoidance weight loss diet offers good preliminary results
...cts. The Atkins diet is noted for its high-fat and carbohydrate
restrictions, which have been shown to result in weight loss. James Hays, M.D., of the Christiana Care Health Services, Inc. the primary investigator, said the study came about after researchers noted that patients with atherosclerosis or diabetes we...
Exercise and weight loss reduces excess insulin and lowers blood pressure in Syndrome X
... blood pressure have been shown to actually worsen carbohydrate
and lipid metabolism in Syndrome X patients, negating the beneficial effects of those drugs," said Lana Watkins, Ph.D., who led a study whose results were published today (Sept. 8, 2003) in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Duke study was suppor...
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