Dietetics

August 29th, 2018 Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI.  Called the relative fat mass index, or RFM, it was chosen from more than 300 possible formulas...

June 27th, 2018 Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating – a form of...

February 28th, 2018 There was no significant difference in weight change between a healthy low-fat diet vs a healthy low-carbohydrate diet, found a year-long Stanford University randomised clinical trial. Also, neither genotype pattern nor baseline insulin secretion...

January 17th, 2018 Coeliac disease, an allergy to gluten that causes damage to the intestine, affects only 1% of the population but 11% of Australians follow a gluten-free diet and 30% of people in the US try to reduce their gluten intake. Suzanne Mahady of Monash...

November 29th, 2017 The obesity epidemic has spawned a cottage industry of weight-loss schemes. Currently in vogue is intermittent fasting, which involves alternating intervals of extreme calorie reduction with periods of normal eating. Proponents of this regimen claim...
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