Humans have been trying to lose weight since as far back as the third century B.C., when Hippocrates advised patients to stay slim by eating light foods, using seawater enemas and wrestling. Diet crazes, exercise fads and other dubious practices in the name of weight loss have been going strong ever since. In the 11th century, William the Conqueror invented the all-liquid diet after he got too fat to ride his horse. (The diet failed and some time later he fell off his horse — a tumble attributed to his corpulence — and died.) Nineteenth-century poet Lord Byron was famously afraid of gaining weight. He spent days eating nothing but red cabbage and apple cider vinegar — and exercising while wearing as many as six coats, to better sweat out water weight. Recent decades have been no different. We’ve cycled through the grapefruit diet, cabbage soup, cookies crammed full of wheat germ and low-fat everything. Today, you’re apt to hear that the only path to … [Read more...] about The new frontiers of weight loss
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Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jalal Poorolajal, Elham Hooshmand, Masoud Bahrami, Pegah Ameri; How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages e95–e102, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw077 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundA 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of hypertension is a global target. This meta-analysis estimated the … [Read more...] about How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?
Monday, March 12, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: diet, Diets, food science, goodfood, goodhealth, low fat diet, low-carb, low-carbohydrate diet, weight loss (Natural News) Many people say that the best way to lose weight is to go on a low-carbohydrate diet. Others are solidly in the camp of low-fat equaling weight loss. In an effort to uncover which of the two was the superior diet, researchers from Stanford Medicine undertook a year-long study wherein 609 participants (half of whom were men, the other half women) were placed on either a low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet. Through this, they discovered that it made little difference: both diets were effective at shedding the extra pounds in the same amounts. Prior to the study, the participants were put through two different activities. In the first, the researchers sequenced a portion of the participants’ genomes to look for protein-producing genes that influenced fat or carbohydrate metabolism. In the second activity, … [Read more...] about They both work: New study says low-fat and low-carb diets are equally effective for weight loss; just choose one
GoFundMe/Robert Buchel Memorial Fund One of the heaviest people to appear on TLC's My 600-Lb. Life died partway through his weight loss journey, the network revealed during Wednesday night's heartbreaking episode.Robert Buchel had dropped from 842 pounds to 502 pounds at the time of his death, according to the Daily Mail. The 41-year-old was five months into his journey when he suffered a fatal heart attack on November 15, 2017. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "TLC was deeply saddened by the loss of Robert,” the network said in a statement provided to MensHealth.com. “We are grateful to his family who were gracious enough to let us continue to share his brave story with our viewers. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time." It was revealed during the episode that he had an addiction to painkillers, something that threw an additional wrench into an already challenging weight loss journey.After losing nearly 300 pounds, Buchel had a … [Read more...] about A Man on ‘My 600-Lb. Life’ Died of a Heart Attack During His Weight Loss Journey
Green tea has been associated with several health benefits, including weight loss, due to its rich nutritional and antioxidant makeup. While it has recently gained popularity in the West, green tea has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat numerous conditions from headaches to wound-healing. More recently, green tea has been linked to weight loss. This article will look at the evidence behind this claim, as well as the most effective methods of consuming green tea to help with weight loss. The processes that allow the body to convert food and drink into usable energy are collectively known as the metabolism. Green tea may be beneficial for weight loss by helping the body's metabolism to be more efficient. Green tea contains caffeine and a type of flavonoid called catechin, which is an antioxidant. Research suggests that both of these compounds can speed up metabolism. Catechin can help to break down excess fat, while both catechin and caffeine can increase the amount … [Read more...] about Does green tea help weight loss?