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Going low carb has been popular in recent years… but is it helpful? According to a recent study, it is, if you want to maintain weight loss. The study… done in Boston… looked at 164 overweight or obese people. Their weight was brought down by 12 percent and stabilized at that weight. Then the group was split and put into either a high-carb, medium-carb or low-carbohydrates diet for 20 weeks. Those on the low carb diet burned about 250 more calories a day than those on the high carb diet, even though they were at the same weight and all had the same basic metabolic rate.
The findings showed that not all calories are alike and that restricting carbs may be better than restricting calories when it comes to long-term weight goals.
Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under five years old worldwide… but a new study is showing that Omega-3s can reduce that risk.
The study looked at 70 randomized trials and found that for pregnant women, increasing daily intake of omega-3s can lower the risk of premature birth by 11 percent and the risk of having an early premature baby, which is less than 34 weeks, by up to 42 percent.
One researcher noted that many supplements don't contain the optimal dose of omega-3s… which she said, according to the review, was between 500 and 1000 milligrams of long-chain omega-3s.
Finally… just maybe high blood pressure isn’t a normal part of the aging process!
A study out of Baltimore compared two South American tribes for the study. One lived in near total isolation with no Western diet influence. The other lived nearby but had a diet that included some processed foods and salt. The isolated tribe live as hunter-gatherers and gardeners… they have a diet low in fat and salt and high in fruits and fibers. The tribe showed no increase in average blood pressures, from age one to sixty. The nearby tribe though, found a clear trent towards higher blood pressure at advancing ages.
The group doing the study now plan to look at gut health to determine if the micro biome plays a role in differences in blood pressure at different ages.
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Learn what the latest research is showing about carbohydrates in your diet and what they might mean to your weight. Also learn about which supplement can help reduce the risk of premature birth and why blood pressure may not be necessarily connected to age.
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