A study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows the type of diet is irrelevant as long as an individual reduce intake of calories. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 66 percent of the grownups are overweight. Dr. Emad Nukta, MD, Cardiovascular Medicine advises reducing intake by at least 500 calories per day and the American Heart Association suggested weekly physical exercise of at least 150 minutes. Following are the changes in the health to heart when an individual lose weight
The study findings were published in the The New England Journal of Medicine.
A study done by researchers from the UK shows a lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) with standing or walking instead of sitting. Previous studies show sedentary behavior or "couch potato" behavior is an independent risk factor for chronic diseases, cardiometabolic health and mortality. The current study tried to find out an association between sitting time and insulin sensitivity. The study participants are at high risk of the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and were referred to diabetes prevention program. Researchers tracked sitting, standing and walking time for a week in 435 adults, the average age is 67 years, who are at risk for the development of type 2 diabetes. Researchers found a reduction in fasting insulin levels when an individual replaced 30 minutes long sitting time with following activities
This study shows a reduction in blood glucose levels and improved insulin sensitivity when replacing small amounts of sitting time with standing or walking. Co-author of the study is Dr. Joseph Henson, the University of Leicester, UK and the study findings were published online Jan 1st, 2017 in the BMJ Open.
A diet containing low-fat and limited calories results in loss of muscle mass along with body fat as body system uses muscle mass instead carbohydrates for the body function. Isocaloric Diet is a popular diet among bodybuilders as this diet results in quick weight loss with minimum muscle loss. This diet advocates moderate quantity of fats and carbohydrates. This diet allows an individual to eat anything as long as they eat the same amounts of fats, proteins and carbohydrates daily. Fats such as omega-3 fatty acids are the better choice compared with saturated fats. An individual wanted to follow isocaloric diet should divide calorie intake into three equal parts - carbohydrates calories part, proteins calories part and fats calories part. Note that 1 gram of fat gives 9 calories, 1 gram of protein gives 4 calories and 1 gram of carbohydrate gives 4 calories.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.