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How Much Protein Should I Eat?

Learn How Much Protein You Should Be Eating The question “How much protein do I need?” is one which really has no simple answer. But emerging evidence is suggesting that we may need more than was previously believed. Conventional wisdom has always been that the “average” person needs about .8 grams of protein per kilogram 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

More Reasons to Go Low Carb

Two new studies presented at the Endocrine Society’s 91st Annual Meeting in Washington DC offer additional evidence for the value of a low-carb diet, not just for weight loss, but for overall health. In the first study, researchers showed that even a modest reduction in carbohydrates was enough to both stabilize blood sugar and reduce Read More

Mechanisms Linking Diet and Colorectal Cancer: the Possible Role of Insulin Resistance

The similarity of the risk factors for colorectal cancer and those for insulin resistance have been noted, and it has been suggested that insulin resistance leads to colorectal cancer through the lesion-promoting effect of elevated levels of insulin, glucose or triglycerides. This review includes evidence from observational, epidemiological and experimental animal studies linking diet to Read More

Low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes. Stable improvement of bodyweight and glycemic control during 22 months follow-up

Low-carbohydrate diets in the management of obese patients with type 2 diabetes seem intuitively attractive due to their potent antihyperglycemic effect. We previously reported that a 20 % carbohydrate diet was significantly superior to a 55–60 % carbohydrate diet with regard to bodyweight and glycemic control in 2 non-randomised groups of obese diabetes patients observed Read More

Ketogenic diets and physical performance

Summary: Ketogenic diets and physical performance Impaired physical performance is a common but not obligate result of a low carbohydrate diet. Lessons from traditional Inuit culture indicate that time for adaptation, optimized sodium and potassium nutriture, and constraint of protein to 15–25 % of daily energy expenditure allow unimpaired endurance performance despite nutritional ketosis. Commentary: Read More

Green Tea Extract May Improve Body Composition

Summary: BACKGROUND: Current interest in the role of functional foods in weight control has focused on plant ingredients capable of interfering with the sympathoadrenal system. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether a green tea extract, by virtue of its high content of caffeine and catechin polyphenols, could increase 24-h energy expenditure (EE) and fat oxidation in humans. Read More

Enhanced Endurance in Trained Cyclists During Moderate Intensity Exercise Following 2 Weeks Adaptation to a High Fat Diet

Summary: The following information was written by Atkins professionals. This study sought to compare the effects of two weeks of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet (70% fat, 23% protein and 7% carbohydrate) with two weeks of a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet (74% carbohydrate, 14% protein and 12% fat) on exercise performance. Five trained cyclists were required to Read More

Effects of a carbohydrate-restricted diet on emerging plasma markers for cardiovascular disease

Summary: Abstract (provisional) Background Increasing evidence supports carbohydrate restricted diets (CRD) for weight loss and improvement in traditional markers for cardiovascular disease (CVD); less is known regarding emerging CVD risk factors. We previously reported that a weight loss intervention based on a CRD (% carbohydrate:fat:protein = 13:60:27) led to a mean weight loss of 7.5 Read More

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