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?
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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
The trendy keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that encourages the body to go into ketosis, a metabolic state in which your body converts fats into ketonesSome claim that the ketogenic diet can help you lose weight, but it also has a host of nasty side effects, including causing breakoutsHere's how to get your skin under control if you're on the keto diet Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The keto diet is definitely having a moment. Although it's not yet quite clear whether the high-fat, low-carb diet will actually help you lose weight and keep the pounds off, more and more people are giving it a whirl. (The fact that it's one of the few diets that allows you to eat bacon only contributes to its popularity.) But some people testing out the keto diet may notice one surprising side effect: breakouts.So what's going on? First, you have to understand what the keto diet actually does to your body. How does the ketogenic diet work?"The ketogenic diet usually results in the body … [Read more...] about Ketogenic Diet Side Effects: How the Trendy Low-Carb Diet Can Give You Acne
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Live Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAnahad O’Connor May 7, 2018 Like many children, Andrew Hightower, 13, likes pizza, sandwiches and dessert. But Andrew has Type 1 diabetes, and six years ago, in order to control his blood sugar levels, his parents put him on a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. His mother makes him recipes with diabetic-friendly ingredients that won’t spike his blood sugar, like pizza with a low-carb, almond-flour crust; homemade bread with walnut flour instead of white flour; and yogurt topped with blueberries, raspberries and nuts. Andrew’s diet requires careful planning — he often takes his own meals with him to school. But he and his parents say it makes it easier to manage his condition and, since starting the diet, his blood sugar control has markedly improved and he has not had any diabetes complications … [Read more...] about How a Low-Carb Diet Might Aid People With Type 1 Diabetes