Monthly Archives: January 2014

Diabetics Benefit From High-protein Diets Without Risk, Study Finds

Faddy diets ‘out of fashion’

That’s according to research conducted by University of Adelaide PhD student Eva Pedersen, who compared the effects of a high-protein and standard diet in a year-long study involving 45 obese people with type 2 diabetes. The results show that weight loss achieved by both diets resulted in a range of benefits for the participants. “High-protein diets are commonly used in our community, but concerns have been raised about the potential harmful effects of these diets on diabetic people’s renal function, which is often already compromised due to their condition,” says senior author Professor Peter Clifton, Affiliate Professor at the University of Adelaide’s School of Medicine and Eva Pedersen’s supervisor. Within the first six months of the study, both diets helped the participants to lose weight , with almost 9% of body weight lost by those on the high-protein diet and more than 6% by those on the standard diet. Weight loss in both groups plateaued after that time. “Far from seeing any problems caused by the high-protein diet, the participants’ weight loss resulted in improvements to their renal health, as well as to their overall cardiovascular health and the control of their blood-sugar levels,” says Professor Clifton, who is also co-author of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet book.
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While only 51% of slimmers say they used to see long term weight loss as their priority, 90% are now focused on sustainable results, the survey of more than 3,500 slimmers who started a diet this January found. The top reasons given explaining garcinia cambogia why fad diets do not help people to succeed in the long term are that they get boring (63%), they are unhealthy (61%) and they do not fit in with the family (56%). The cabbage soup diet is regarded as the worst way to lose weight, with 25% of the 762 slimmers who said—crucial-data-released-231403591.html they had tried a strange diet declaring it the worst. Other strange diets named as the worst they have followed include the chewing gum diet, the eggs-only diet, the baby food diet, the Mars bar diet and the peanut butter diet. Dr Jacquie Lavin, Slimming World head of nutrition and research, said: “The unpleasantness of faddy diets that encourage severe calorie restriction and/or eating only one food type appears to be having the knock-on effect of persuading people to look for something more sustainable. “This is good news as not only can fad diets be very unhealthy, they’re also incredibly damaging to self-esteem and can cause people to lose confidence in their own ability to make long term changes.
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Vegans, Gluten-Free Diets, Love Of Gourmet Cheese, Chocolate Top New Food Trends

11. Half of adults bought prepared foods at a convenience store in 2013. Hot dogs, followed by deli sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches, pizza, and other breakfast foods were the popular items (CS News, 2013). 12.
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