diet

  • low carb diet

Is a low carb or low fat diet better?

By |June 1st, 2016|

There’s a longstanding debate among scientists and dieters alike about the best way to shed pounds.  Those in the more traditional school maintain that decreasing total calories is most important, while others passionately argue that the “calorie is a calorie” […]

  • weight-loss

Could genetics play role in how certain weight-loss strategies work better than others?

By |January 7th, 2016|

Losing weight could be one of the most difficult things to do in lie. There are numerous weight-loss programs out there.
Aim
To assess whether genetics could play a role in how effective certain weight-loss programs are
Results/Conclusion
Researchers found that genetic variants could be a […]

  • mediterranean diet

Could the Mediterranean diet increase your brain size?

By |December 14th, 2015|

The Mediterranean diet (MD) is know to have many health benefits.  Now, the association to brain volume has been determined.
Aim
To assess whether the MD may have any effect on the brain.
Results/Conclusion
Two groups were assinged, one which more closer […]

  • weight loss

Lose weight by reducing the amount of food on your plate

By |November 4th, 2015|

Eliminating larger-sized portions could reduce caloric consumption and thus make you lose weight.
Aim
To assess the relation of portion, packaging, and tableware on food consumption.
Results
More food and drinks were consumed if participitants were offered larger-sized portions, packages, or tableware compared to […]

  • breakfast

Breakfast may be the MOST important meal for Type 2 diabetics

By |October 11th, 2015|

Type 2 diabetes (DM2) is a disease where patients have increased blood sugar levels.  Elevated blood surgar levels in turn lead to vessel damage. Skipping breakfast has been consistently associated with high blood surgar levels.
Aim
The goal of this […]

  • mediterranean diet

Mediterranean diet and lifestyle linked to lowered risk of heart disease

By |August 12th, 2015|

The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation originally inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain.  High intake of monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), fiber, dairy, legumes, and fish; moderate alcohol intake; and more quality sleep characterizes the “Mediterranean lifestyle”.

The […]