Do Fasting Diets Really Work? New Study Finds Little Benefit | Health News

By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter


TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More and more people are turning to “intermittent fasting” to lose weight, but the jury is still out on whether the tactic works.

In a new clinical trial, researchers found that one type of intermittent fasting did help overweight and obese adults drop a couple of pounds over 12 weeks. But they fared no better than a comparison group who ate whenever they wanted.

The findings conflict with some recent studies suggesting the diets are effective. And researchers said this is not the final word on intermittent fasting.

For one, many people find the tactic easy to follow, according to Krista Varady, a professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

And that’s a plus, she said, since lasting weight loss requires sustainable lifestyle changes.

Varady, who was not involved in the new study, does

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Programs supporting whole food, plant-based diets need to be part of the solution

Brenda Ann Kenneally’s moving photographs recently featured in the New York Times serve as a vivid reminder of the prevalence of food insecurity among American families. Food insecurity is associated with higher healthcare expenditures, but more importantly, it is a symbol of the nation’s persistent inequity and insecurity. These problems persisted before the COVID19 pandemic, but record-high unemployment rates are making them even more evident.  

As a headache neurologist, I most often focus on common food triggers for migraines. Besides, obesity is a risk factor for the most severe and debilitating form of migraine, known as chronic migraine. However, a recent study showed that the prevalence of migraine is higher in food insecure than food-secure young adults.

Food insecurity is also a problem in older adults and is linked to economic factors, more chronic diseases, and poorer disease management. To improve food security and public health, innovative policies are needed

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Natural Detox Diets For Long Term Health

With so many chemicals in everything we eat, it is quite difficult to keep all the junk out of our systems and only eat the health stuff. The good news is that even after consuming unhealthy food, although many toxins stay in our bodies for a while, it is always possible to get rid of them. For clearer skin, increased energy, and better health overall detoxification diets are becoming increasingly popular. The idea is that these diets flush the system specifically, the liver, kidneys and colon of toxins that are received through a normal diet. Most detox diets typically last anywhere from one week to a month but for increased health overall, these diets can offer some great lifestyle advice to anyone, even those not committing to a full detox diet. Considering the number of chemicals in fast food, junk food, and even food and drink that may seem healthy, … Read More

Don’t Be Confused About Low Carb Diets – 7 Key Points Explained

With all of the conflicting studies and fuzzy interpretation of

information, it’s no wonder that confusion reigns when it comes

to the value and safety of low-carb diets. It seems like heated

debates are raging everywhere!

Whether it’s Atkins, the South Beach or some other low-carb plan,

as many as 30 million Americans are following a low-carb diet.

Advocates contend that the high amount of carbohydrates in our

diet has led to increasing problems with obesity, diabetes, and

other health problems. Critics, on the other hand, attribute

obesity and related health problems to over-consumption of

calories from any source, and lack of physical activity. Critics

also express concern that the lack of grains, fruits, and

vegetables in low-carbohydrate diets may lead to deficiencies of

some key nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, and

several minerals.

Any diet, weather low or high in carbohydrate, can produce

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Why Most Diets Fail In The Long-Term

A comprehensive review of diet solutions leads to a number of conclusions. There are many players in this market. It is now is a multi-billion dollar industry world-wide. Millions try this diet and that diet but very few find a permanent solution to their weight problem. Millions are frustrated and downright discouraged in their utter failure to find the body weight of their dreams. It might seem that the last thing the diet world needs is another diet. However a fully qualified dietician Isabel De Los Rios has challenged all these diets by designing a diet that looks at lifestyle rather a specific diet package. Her Diet Solution Program goes right to the heart of why so many diets fail long-term. In this short article we will look at some of these issues and why her program is structured around lifestyle as the key to success.

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