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Low Carb Versus Low Fat Diet

  A low-carbohydrate diet may be better than a low-fat diet for losing weight and reducing risks for cardiovascular disease. Medscape Larry Hand September 1, 2014 Heart Disease Risk: Low-Carb Diet Better Than Low-Fat Option A low-carbohydrate diet may be better than a low-fat diet for losing weight and reducing risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to an article published in the September 2 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Lydia A. Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, from the Department of… Keep Reading

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The 10% Solution to Weight Loss

A steady stream of research has found that losing as little as 10 percent of body weight, or sometimes even less, has a disproportionately positive effect in improving health New York Times Leslie Berger The 10 Percent Solution: Losing a Little Brings Big Gains More than half of American women are overweight or obese, and as they age they are likely to get fatter and unhealthier. But despite this seemingly unstoppable trend, an increasing number of nutrition and weight experts… Keep Reading

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The Dangers of Yo-Yo Dieting

People with the largest weight changes were found to experience 136 percent more strokes, 117 percent more heart attacks, and 124 percent more deaths than those with the smallest shifts in weight. –Physician’s Weekly –April 4, 2014– Repeated cycles of weight loss and gain may be linked to higher risk for stroke, heart attack, and death in people with pre-existing coronary artery disease. Led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, a study was conducted to first measure the effect… Keep Reading

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Comparing Diets — It’s Real Food That’s Important

< A diet of minimally processed foods close to nature, predominantly plants, is decisively associated with health promotion and disease prevention. From The Atlantic –James Hamblin– –March 24, 2014– Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it’s a decisive yes. Flailing in the swell… Keep Reading

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Cochrane Review: Statins are Effective Even Without Indications of Cardiovascular Disease

   Of 1000 people treated with a statin for five years, 18 would avoid a major CVD event which compares well with other treatments used for preventing cardiovascular disease.   Cochrane.Org January 31, 2013   Conclusion Of 1000 people treated with a statin for five years, 18 would avoid a major CVD event which compares well with other treatments used for preventing cardiovascular disease. Taking statins did not increase the risk of serious adverse effects such as cancer. Statins are… Keep Reading

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