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Low Carb Articles & Research

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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… 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… 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… 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 closely… 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)… 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… 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 perform… Read More

Effect of Protein Intake and Physical Activity on 24-h Pattern and Rate of Macronutrient Utilization

Summary: The following information was written by Atkins professionals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a high-protein intake compared with a “normal”-protein intake on energy substrate utilization (burning protein, fat or carbohydrate for energy). Fourteen men were placed on a standardized diet and exercise… Read More

Effect of Low-Carbohydrate-Ketogenic Diet on Metabolic and Hormonal Responses to Graded Exercise in Men

Summary: The following information was written by Atkins professionals. This study evaluated the effect a ketogenic diet had on the exercise capacity of eight healthy men. Subjects were placed in either a mixed diet group or a ketogenic group. The ketogenic diet consisted of 50% of calories derived from fat, 45% from… 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… Read More

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