General Health Issues

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The Sad Consequences of the Standard American Diet

This Quick Study outlines the health crises facing us today and shows the role of the standard American diet (SAD) in epidemic levels of obesity, hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. You’ll get a big-picture overview of how the Atkins Nutritional Approach addresses these issues and can help you prevent and/or control health problems by challenging Read More

Premenopausal Women Following a Low-Carbohydrate/High-Protein Diet Experience Greater Weight Loss and Less Hunger Compared to a High-Carbohydrate/Low-Fat Diet

Summary: The following information was written by Atkins professionals. Premenopausal women were instructed to follow either a low carbohydrate/high protein diet (20 grams of carbohydrate per day) increasing carbohydrate by 5 grams per week, or a high carbohydrate/low fat diet (150 grams of carbohydrate, 30% energy from fat) for six weeks. Both groups lost a Read More

Physiogenomic analysis of weight loss induced by dietary carbohydrate restriction

Summary: Background Diets that restrict carbohydrate (CHO) have proven to be a successful dietary treatment of obesity for many people, but the degree of weight loss varies across individuals. The extent to which genetic factors associate with the magnitude of weight loss induced by CHO restriction is unknown. We examined associations among polymorphisms in candidate Read More

Dietary Protein Intake and Renal Function

Summary: Dietary protein intake and renal function Recent trends in weight loss diets have led to a substantial increase in protein intake by individuals. As a result, the safety of habitually consuming dietary protein in excess of recommended intakes has been questioned. In particular, there is concern that high protein intake may promote renal damage Read More

Change in Food Cravings, Food Preferences, and Appetite During a Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diet

Martin, C.K., Rosenbaum, D., Han, H., Geiselman, P.J., Wyatt, H.R., Hill, J.O., Brill, C., Bailer, B., Miller Iii, B.V., Stein, R., Klein, S., Foster, G.D., “Change in Food Cravings, Food Preferences, and Appetite During a Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diet, Obesity , 2011. The study objective was to evaluate the effect of prescribing a low-carbohydrate diet Read More

The Perils of Sugar

The overconsumption of sweet stuff has ruined our eating habits and contributed to obesity and other major health problems. Sugar may provide calories for energy, but it has no nutritional value and over consumption can be harmful to your health. Hundreds of studies clearly show how dangerous (and even deadly, in the case of diabetics) Read More

The Importance of the Low Glycemic Impact, Part 2

Research confirms the long-term advisability of eating foods with a low glycemic rating. One of the latest installments of the famed Harvard Nurses Study (conducted since 1976) confirms the importance of the glycemic index. Researchers tracked the dietary habits and the health of 75,521 nurses for 10 years. The research team discovered that the consumption Read More

More Dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

Fructose used to enjoy something of a good reputation as sugars go, largely because, unlike other sugars, it doesn’t raise blood sugar very quickly. This property made it a long-standing favorite of diabetics and those who treated them. But like so much other “conventional” wisdom, this turned out to be anything but wise. Fructose- and Read More

How to Read a Food Label

To ensure that consumers know what is in the foods they buy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that the packaging of every manufactured food product display certain information. Ingredients must be listed in descending order of weight. Labeling must also include a Nutrition Facts panel. Although the intent is informational, such labels do Read More

High -Fructose Corn Syrup Has a Press Agent!

After years of media reports linking the increasing consumption of high-fructose corn syrup with the growing obesity and diabetes epidemics, the Corn Refiners of America have decided to fight back with a series of misleading commercials designed to persuade you that this stuff’s not so bad after all. Not so fast. Up until the 1970s, Read More

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