Saturday, August 15, 2015

Low-fat diet is Better than Low carb Diet

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It is often debated among health enthusiast which is better Low-fat diet or Low carb diet both offers a good lifestyle and better health however a new study shows that restricting dietary fat can lead to greater weight loss loss than carbohydrate restriction, even though a low-carb diet reduces insulin and increases fat burning.

The study was published at Cell Metabolism journal. According to one of the researchers Kevin Hall from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases"A lot of people have very strong opinions about what matters for weight loss, and the physiological data upon which those beliefs are based are sometimes lacking. I wanted to rigorously test the theory that carbohydrate restriction is particularly effective for losing body fat since this idea has been influencing many people's decisions about their diets."

For the research, they use 19 adults that suffers from obesity they confine them to a metabolic ward for two dieting periods of two weeks each. After two dieting periods, they have found that body fat lost under the Low-fat diet was better than with Low carb Diet even though more fat was burned with the low-carb diet.

Body fat loss was calculated using the difference between daily fat intake and net fat oxidation while participants were inside a metabolic chamber.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hundreds Infected in the U.S. caused by Contaminated Cilantro

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More than 380 people in the United States have gotten sick with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, according to US Food and Drug Administration.

This is the 4th straight summer in which the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis has been reported in the US. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating the cause of the latest outbreak, which believe to have started after May 1.

According to FDA, they believe that the contaminated cilantro has parasite shed from the intestinal tract of humans in the growing fields, contaminated water or harvesting, processing and packing activities. It causes diarrhea, nausea and fatigue which can last several weeks to a month or more if untreated.

They have traced the cilantro which comes from Puebla, Mexico.

source CDC