Diabetics should avoid fad diets

There are various reports of side effects caused by popular diet regimes such as Atkin’s diet, South beach diet etc. Some potential side effects of these fad diets are listed below:

Ketosis: Some of the diet regimes including Atkins diet and phase -1 south Beach diet advices to take a high fat and protein diet. […]

Diet rich in milk may reduce heart disease risk

A recent study has revealed that a diet high in milk may protect against stroke and other heart diseases. These results contradicted the earlier findings which claimed that high dairy product intake may increase the risk of heart diseases. The study also revoked previous claims that milk raises blood cholesterol level and also increases […]

Role of High-Protein diets in weight-loss

High-protein diets (in which more than 30% of required calories are coming from protein alone) are currently one of the most popular (as well as controversial) weight-loss techniques. However, most of the scientific studies showed that high-protein diets are not very effective in weight-loss. The weight loss by high protein diets may be due […]

High CRP levels may cancel the benefits of low cholesterol diet

A study conducted by Penn State researchers found that the low cholesterol diet (Step 1 diet as described by NCEP) which physicians often recommend to patients of elevated LDL cholesterol levels did not lower the cholesterol levels in patients with high CRP levels.

C-reactive protein or CRP is a substance produced by liver and increases […]

Role of Nutrition in mental health

Vitamins are powerful antioxidants, but they play a crucial for the body in other respects too. According to recent studies vitamin B is essential for proper mental development as well as maintenance, and the deficiency of vitamin B complex can cause (or worsen) a host of problems including dementia, poor memory, depression, insomnia, mental […]

Role of High-Protein diets in weight-loss

High-protein diets (in which more than 30% of required calories are coming from protein alone) are currently one of the most popular (as well as controversial) weight-loss techniques. However, most of the scientific studies showed that high-protein diets are not very effective in weight-loss. The weight loss by high protein diets may be due […]

High-Glycemic Foods linked with Colon Cancer Risk

A new study has found that foods having high glycemic index may not only increase your risk for type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) and obesity but also make you prone to colon cancer. “High glycemic index” basically measures how fast and how quickly blood sugar increases after eating food rich in carbohydrates. Therefore, […]

Mixing alternative medicine/dietary supplements with conventional heart treatment risky

A recently conducted survey has found that more and more heart patients are turning towards alternative treatment and dietary supplements as compared to the healthy population. It was observed that almost three fourth of the heart patients follow some form of alternative treatment and around one third of them take dietary supplements in addition […]

Low-iodine diet improves the efficacy of Radio Active Iodine (RAI) Treatment

Latest research has found that thyroid cancer patients can achieve better results with Radio Active Iodine (RAI) Therapy if they take a low iodine diet. A study was conducted in two groups of patients with differentiated thyroid cancers who had undergone total thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid gland) and were on routine RAI […]

Harmful effects of High Protein Diets

Some researches have reported that high protein diet may lead to higher levels of homocystein (a by–product of protein metabolism and an independent risk factor for heart disease). Although it has been shown that people with higher blood levels of homocysteine are at greater risk for heart disease.  Homocysteine is produced during the protein […]