Health Diet diet and nutrition Pasta Updated | Thanks to the popularity of low-carbohydrate diets such as keto and paleo, foods like pasta are widely seen as enemy number one when it comes to weight loss. But a study linking pasta to weight loss suggests the Italian staple has been wrongly vilified. It all comes down to pasta’s low glycemic index (GI), according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada. GI is a system used to rate how quickly a food affects blood sugar levels. The sugar in high GI foods such as white rice, white bread and potatoes are digested and absorbed quickly by the body, while low GI foods such as green vegetables and lentils are burned slowly. Researchers investigated the supposed link between pasta and weight gain by assessing 30 randomized control trials with almost 2,500 participants who followed what was regarded as a healthy low GI diet, and ate pasta instead of other forms of carbohydrate. Study … [Read more...] about Eating Pasta Linked to Weight Loss in New Study
Many people intuitively believe that a large weight loss will improve a romantic relationship, said Sarwer, who has studied the psychological and social impact of weight-loss surgery for two decades. Of course, they think, "The person who lost the weight will be thrilled and the partner will be pleased with the change in appearance as well," added Sarwer, who was not involved in the study. … [Read more...] about After weight-loss surgery, singles were more likely to start a relationship and couples were more likely to split
PUBLISHED: 07:00 25 October 2017 Sam Gelder Andrew is a popular figure in Columbia Road. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant A popular Columbia Road man lost six stone in three months – and is so much fitter he’s even been able to ditch the electric scooter he used to need. Andrew before his weight loss, pictured in his electric scooter. Picture: Andrew Banks Andrew Banks is a well-known face in the street – but friends thought he must have had an operation when he shed the pounds earlier this year. After feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day, the 52-year-old decided it was time to change his life and a friend recommended he speak to health expert Majorie Green. He walked into the nutritional therapist’s office weighing 20st 4lbs. “It was Valentine’s and I haven’t got a girlfriend,” he told the Gazette. “I said to myself: ‘It’s getting too much now, I can’t handle it. I’m going to try and do it and see … [Read more...] about Columbia Road man ditches his electric scooter after dramatic weight loss
One had over 50 pounds of weight to gain, the other over 100 pounds to lose. But with $150,000 on the line, brothers Matthew and Jaime Staples figured out a way to make it happen. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below They may be brothers, but one year ago, the two poker pros from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, looked like two very different guys. 21-year-old Matthew weighed 135 pounds, and 26-year-old Jaime weighed 304. Then they were offered an unorthodox proposition: get within one pound of each other in the span of one year, and win $150,000. Talk about motivation to hit the gym.Although it wasn’t easy, the Staples brothers managed to achieve the colossal feat, both weighing in at 188.3 pounds one year after making the bet with a billionaire. Jaime ended up losing 115 pounds, while Matt gained 53. Now they’re both in a healthier, stronger place...and $150,000 richer.It all started on a boat. Last March, the two brothers were live-streaming a poker game on a boat … [Read more...] about A Crazy Weight-Loss Bet Just Won These Brothers $150,000
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?