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Have You Heard the News Today?

Posted by Anita Capizzi RN, CHC on Wed, Sep 03, 2014

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

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Some GREAT news just came out in the medical and scientific community, which has been widely reported by many mainstream publications like the New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine and NPR.

Low Carb V. Low Fat Diet          

A new randomized controlled clinical study was published in the Sept. 2 issue of the

Annals of Internal Medicine looking at the effects of a low carb vs. a low fat diet.

I have copied the results here:

Conclusion: The low-carbohydrate diet was more effective for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than the low-fat diet. Restricting carbohydrate may be an option for persons seeking to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk factors.

Primary Funding Source: National Institutes of Health.

After decades of “low fat” and “no fat” foods which never made anybody feel satisfied, and didn’t do much to lower the incidence of heart disease in the United States, this news is welcome indeed!

With the release of this study today, perhaps more people will be able to let go of the outdated and wrong notion that saturated fats contribute to heart disease!

Excess carbohydrates and sugars are the culprit - the very things that replaced fats in processed foods when fat was labeled as the enemy.

Trans fats are still on the danger list, however!

In the meantime, here are a few of the articles discussing the study:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/health/low-carb-vs-low-fat-diet.html

http://time.com/3222213/low-carb-diet-beats-low-fat/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/low-carb-diets-more-than-low-fat-ones-may-help-protect-against-heart-disease/2014/08/29/3941510e-2ed0-11e4-9b98-848790384093_story.html

 

anita_capizziAnita Capizzi, RN, CHC, is a RN, graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Certified Health Coach at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA. Her philosphy is to meet people where they are and upgrade their level of holistic nutrition and wellness, one step at a time. Anita Capizzi does individual nutrition counseling and conducts a 3 month group program for those with metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes/diabetes or blood sugar issues, Type II diabetes or for diabetes prevention, called Take Control of Your Blood Sugar.

Topics: carbohydrates