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Low-carb High Protein Diets

Low-carb High Protein Diets

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This type of diet became very popular as of recently due to the promotion of the ever-popular Atkins Diet Craze. This diet is very popular because there is no calorie counting involved, and many foods that many people love to eat are allowed on the diet. Further, the Atkins diet is a high-protein diet, which means that weight lost during this diet will not result in lost muscle mass, since protein is the main nutrient needed for maintaining healthy muscle tone. This diet basically eliminates carbohydrates, which are simple sugars or foods that break down into simple sugars. These serve as empty calories in your diet, providing no nutrients yet many calories.

While we wonÕt cover the Atkins diet here, we can give you basics of the high-protein, low-carb diet. First let us identify carbohydrates. Sugar, including powdered sugar, granulated white sugar, brown sugar, or any type of sugar you can think of, is the main carbohydrate that you would need to eliminate. All types of pastas count as carbohydrates, meaning all noodle and spaghetti products must be eliminated.

Childhood disease risk may be reduce by limiting Sugary Drinks - Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Disease, and Diabetes

Childhood disease risk may be reduce by limiting Sugary Drinks - Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Disease, and Diabetes

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More adolescents are showing more symptoms of heart disease and diabetes even before they become an adult. A longitudinal study suggest that children can benefit and help avoid these disease later in life if the reduce their sugary drink consumption. The study was first reported in the December issue of the Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics.

"Research on obesity and associated problems such as hypertension and type-2 diabetes has largely dealt with adults," says Alison Ventura, doctoral candidate at Penn State's Center for Childhood Obesity Research. "But with increasing rates of obesity in children, we are seeing these problems at much younger ages."

Obstructive Sleep Apnea could be caused from Fluid Displacement from the Legs to the Neck

Obstructive Sleep Apnea could be caused from Fluid Displacement from the Legs to the Neck

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A small amount of fluid in a persons legs to the base of the neck can cause soft tissue around the throat to narrow when some people lie down, which can then cause an obstruction in airflow by more than 100 percent. This can lead to a person to have obstructive sleep apnea which causes a person to stop breathing many times each night. T. Douglas Bradley, M.D., of the Toronto General Hospital, and eight associates reports their studies findings in the December 2006 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

The researchers measured leg fluid volume, neck circumference and airflow resistance of 11 individuals that were healthy and not obese. They measured while the participants laid on their backs. After they completed the base measure, they applied lower body positive pressure with anti-shock trousers for five minutes. This pressure caused the fluid to displace from the legs to the neck area.

Obesity - Doctors from UK suggest putting Warning labels on Clothing for Obese people with Help Hotline Attached

Doctors from UK suggest putting Warning labels on Clothing for Large people with Help Hotline Attached

This is not the Actual Warning Label

Obesity has been on the rise considerably in the United Kingdom (UK) since the 1980’s. A study reports on the current trends and suggests preventive measures that the UK could take to slow down the obesity epidemic. The study was first reported in the British Medical Journal in Volume 333 pp 1261-4.

Naveed Sattar, a professor of metabolic medicine along with his colleagues report that by 2010, approximately one third of all adults in the UK will be considered obese. Obesity is calculated by Body Mass Index rating (BMI). If a person has a BMI rating of over 30 they are considered obese. They warn that over half of the UK population will have a BMI rating of over 25 and will increase their chance of dying younger due to weight related health conditions.

Researchers Recommends Changing Portion Size of Low-Fat Foods – Overweight People Over Eat Snack Foods

Researchers Recommends Changing Portion Size of Low-Fat Foods – Overweight People Over Eat Snack Foods

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People on diets may consume more calories when eating low-fat versions of snack foods than when they eat the regular versions. Cornell researchers say that when food labels show serving sizes on such packaged low-fat snacks as granola or chocolates, normal-weight people tend not to overeat them while overweight people do.

Some low-fat foods only have 30 percent fewer calories than their full-fat counterparts. Brian Wansink says “This is a world of fat-free, carb-free and sugar-free products." The low-fat labels could be the problem. "Often, the fat-free version is not much lower calorie than the regular version."

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