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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 the [...]

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 to [...]

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 deterioration [...]

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 to [...]

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, high [...]

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 metabolism [...]