Posts Tagged ‘diet’

March 7th, 2011

Meta-Analysis Finds Mediterranean Diet Helps Fight Metabolic Syndrome

The Mediterranean diet may be a potent weapon in the battle to halt the growth of metabolic syndrome (MS), a new meta-analysis suggests. Christina-Maria Kastorini and colleagues performed a meta-analysis on 50 studies including nearly 535,000 participants. In their paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, they report that adherence to the Mediterranean […]

October 11th, 2010

Obesity: Good News and Bad News

Two new trials and accompanying editorials published online in JAMA offer hope that lifestyle interventions can result in significant weight loss. The bad news: The results are fairly modest, and it is difficult to obtain reimbursement for lifestyle interventions. In one study, Cheryl Rock and colleagues compared usual care with a program that included free prepared […]

October 4th, 2010

Study Finds Deep Ties Between Sleep and Weight Loss

A good night’s sleep might be a key to losing weight. In a crossover study among 10 overweight people, Arlet Nedeltcheva and colleagues compared the effects of 2 weeks of dieting with 8.5 or 5.5 hours of sleep each night. They found that during the sleep curtailment period, weight loss came more from lean body […]

August 16th, 2010

Study Suggests Benefits in Replacing Red Meat with Healthful Alternatives

New data from the Nurses’ Health Study suggest that replacing red meat with healthier protein alternatives may reduce the risk for heart disease. Adam Bernstein and colleagues, writing in Circulation, found that women who replaced one daily serving of red meat with a serving of poultry, fish, nuts, or low-fat dairy had significantly lower risk. […]