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DASH Diet Plan: Is this Diet Good for Losing Weight?

Heard about the DASH diet plan? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and its aim is to have a flexible eating plan that can ultimately lead to a decrease in the blood pressure. Although its primary goal is to decrease the blood pressure in hypertensive patients, many people … Read the rest

High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity: A Risk for Decreased Sperm Motility?

If you happen to be an obese male patient who has been visiting your physician for several months without apparent improvement in your sperm mobility, chances are you have an obesity-related infertility problem. Obesity may have a direct effect to the decreased fertility of adult male patients, suggests a new … Read the rest

High-Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diet Detrimental to the Colonic Health?

Long term use of the high-protein, low carbohydrate diet may pose dangerous consequences to the colonic health, suggests a new study conducted by a group of scientists from Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom and published in the March 2011 issue of The American Read the rest

Glycemic Index Diet For Diabetes and Weight Loss

The Glycemic index diet is generally designed to prevent the rapid rise of blood sugar within your blood stream. It relies on the principle that says that blood sugar control is the ultimate key for effective weight loss. Some of the most popular weight loss diets that uses the principle … Read the rest

Individual Approach to Pretreatment Eating Habits Linked to Successful Weight Loss

A study published in December 2010 by the European Journal of Nutrition points out that individual approach to pretreatment eating habits may be the best key for successful weight loss.

In this study, five hundred thirteen patients treated between 2003 and 2006 were selected and individual approach dietary counseling was … Read the rest

High Protein diet: Safe for Losing Weight?

According to the American Heart Association, many obese patients are using the high protein diets to lose weight. These diets include the  Atkins diet, the Zone diet, the Stillman diet, the Sugar Buster and the Protein Power. But how safe and effective are these high protein diets? Are they recommended … Read the rest

Meal Replacements: Ineffective for Weight Loss Maintenance in Obese Teens?

Meal replacement diets which may consist of  one prepackaged meal, SlimFast shakes and five vegetable/fruit servings may be ineffective for weight loss maintenance in obese teens who are longing to have a long-term weight loss outcome, says a study published by the journal Obesity in December 2010.Adults may benefit with … Read the rest

Simple Steps to Losing Weight

Gaining weight can be so easy for most people. But to lose weight can be a very difficult thing for the majority of obese patients. If you are one of these people battling against obesity and the complications that come with it, the best thing for you to do right … Read the rest

How to Spot a Fad Diet

Fad diet can be defined as a diet that promises abrupt, dramatic weight loss results.  Most of these fad diets can only result to short-term weight loss and in most cases, the weight loss achieved by using these diet methods is usually on the unhealthy side. According to the FamilyDoctor.org, … Read the rest