Keto, Paleo, Atkins — there's no shortage of low-carb diets to try, but new research suggests that over time, living low-carb can raise your risk of a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, or a-fib. People who regularly got fewer than 45 percent of their calories from carbohydrates were 18 percent more likely to develop a-fib than people who ate a moderate amount of carbohydrates (about 45 percent to 52 percent of their calories). The Chinese researchers said the risk of a-fib was raised no matter what types of protein or fat were used to replace carbohydrates. "Extremes of anything aren't good. Too much carbohydrate is bad and too little is also bad," explained Dr. Laurence Epstein, system director of electrophysiology at Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York. Epstein wasn't involved with the new study. Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder. Instead of the usual heartbeat, the heart sometimes quivers in people with a-fib. Because the heart isn't pumping … [Read more...] about Low-Carb Diets Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Condition
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Eat Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Eat | How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight Supported by Adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms. ByAnahad O’Connor Nov. 14, 2018 It has been a fundamental tenet of nutrition: When it comes to weight loss, all calories are created equal. Regardless of what you eat, the key is to track your calories and burn more than you consume. But a large new study published on Wednesday in the journal BMJ challenges the conventional wisdom. It found that overweight adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms. After five months on the diet, their bodies burned roughly 250 calories more per day than people who ate a high-carb, low-fat diet, suggesting that restricting carb … [Read more...] about How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight
In August, a National Institutes of Health-funded study made national headlines, dealing a damning blow to, of all things, a low-carb diet--often recommended for cutting weight and reducing the risk for diabetes. The suggestion from the study: among the 15,000 adults age 45 to 64 studied during a median period of 25 years, those whose carbs consisted of 40 percent or less of their diet had the highest mortality rate. In short: cutting out that daily bread might not matter. Here, Janine Kyrillos, director of Jefferson Health's Comprehensive Weight Management Center, debunks the study's findings and offers some straight talk on modern nutrition, the keto diet and why we should all be eating more fat. The world is full of questions that deserve answers no matter how embarrassed, time-crunched or intimidated we are to ask. With Infrequently Asked Questions, we set out to answer those shared curiosities. Have a question you want answered? Send an email … [Read more...] about Can a low-carb diet lead to an earlier death?
By Karen D'Souza | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 5, 2018 at 7:37 am | UPDATED: September 5, 2018 at 7:42 am Pasta. Sourdough. Mashed potatoes. If you are one of the legions of dieters out there who have been religiously cutting carbs in an attempt to get lean and fit, you may be surprised by a recent study that showed that low carb diets may not be healthy after all. In fact, they may be unsafe. Research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may actually increase the risk of premature death over time. Yikes. The author of the study, Professor Maciej Banach, of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland, said: “We found that people who consumed a low carbohydrate diet were at greater risk of premature death. Risks were also increased for individual causes of death including coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. These diets should be avoided.” The study … [Read more...] about Is a low carb diet dangerous?
We're often told eating too many carbs isn’t good for us, but a new study suggests we shouldn’t cut them out entirely, either. A study published in The Lancet medical journal Thursday found that diets with high percentages (above 70 percent) and low percentages (below 40 percent) of carbohydrates are associated with increased mortality rates. The sweet spot, according to the authors of the study, is a diet with 50 to 55 percent carbohydrates; that’s the range where the authors found minimal risk while studying 15,428 adults aged 45-64 in the United States. Now, there was a caveat to this otherwise good news: it’s not just bread that’s keeping you alive. When the study looked at people who ate low-carb diets, there was a (pardon the pun) fork in the road. Those who replaced the carbs they’d removed from their diet with animal-based protein and fats, like beef, pork, and chicken, had higher mortality rates, while those who replaced the carbs with … [Read more...] about Study: Low-carb diets linked to higher mortality, so eat some bread