Could a High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Help You avoid the Flu?

Research suggests that ditching carbohydrates and eating lots of fat may give some protection against flu. Feeding mice the so-called keto diet seems to boost certain immune cells, which may be responsible for the effect. The keto diet forces the body to burn fat for energy, which can help with weight loss, and individuals may… Read More

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What is the Optimum Carbohydrate Refill for Endurance Athletes?

Science suggests that there is an ideal amount of carbohydrates an endurance athlete can consume each hour of an event to boost their energy levels without over burdening their digestive tract. Read More

Ghrelin & Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title The Ghrelin and Leptin Responses to Short-term Starvation vs a Carbohydrate-free Diet in Men with Type 2 Diabetes; A Controlled, Cross-over Design Study. Background The researchers have recently reported the 24 hour glucose, insulin and glucagon responses to a 72 hour fast compared to a 72 hour macronutrient-sufficient, carbohydrate-free diet in men… Read More

Americans Eating More Fat & Less Carbohydrate

While nutrition experts continue to debate the risks and benefits of dietary fats, consumers seem to have made up their minds, judging by their changing eating habits – consuming more foods rich in saturated and monounsaturated fats and cutting the amount of carbohydrates in their diets, a report by Credit Suisse has concluded (Credit Suisse… Read More

Low Glycaemic Index Diet Fails to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Study Shows

An article by Susan Mayor in the British Medical Journal (BMJ): Overweight people eating a low glycaemic index diet show no difference in cardiovascular risk factors or insulin sensitivity compared with those consuming a high glycaemic index diet, a randomised trial has shown. The glycaemic index is a property of some carbohydrate containing foods determined… Read More

Are Some Diets “Mass Murder”?

From low fat to Atkins and beyond, diets that are based on poor nutrition science are a type of global, uncontrolled experiment that may lead to bad outcomes, concludes Richard Smith (Chair, Patients Know Best writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)). Jean Mayer, one of the “greats” of nutrition science, said in 1965, in… Read More

Article: Cardiovascular Risk, Diabetes & Weight Loss

Cardiovascular risk can be improved in people with type 2 diabetes by reducing blood glucose concentrations and lipid profiles and by weight loss. A systematic review of dietary interventions included 20 randomised controlled trials. Glycaemic control improved more with low carbohydrate, low glycaemic index, Mediterranean, and high protein diets than with control diets; the Mediterranean… Read More