February 12, 2012

Oatmeal with Side of Brownie

1 Dessert at Breakfast May Help in Weight Loss

Having dessert at breakfast may help with weight loss, suggest researchers from Tel Aviv University. Published in Steriods, findings reveal that obese participants who had a breakfast high in protein and carbs that included dessert were able to keep weight off longer than those who consumed a low-carb, low-calorie breakfast without dessert. For the study, 193 obese people followed a diet for 16 weeks, and were advised to stick with it. During the follow-up period, researchers found that those who ate a big breakfast with dessert had lower levels of the "hunger" hormone ghrelin, and fewer food cravings. The group that had a big breakfast lost an average of 15 pounds after the initial dieting period, and those eating a small breakfast gained 24 pounds on average.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Eating Your Memory Away

2 Overeating Could Double Risk of Memory Loss

Eating between 2,100 and 6,000 calories daily could double chances of memory loss for people age 70 and older, say researchers. The study suggests that diet could play a role in memory loss or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Researchers found that the odds of developing MCI more than doubled for research participants who consumed the most calories compared to those who consumed the lowest number of calories. The results were unchanged after adjustment for history of stroke and other factors that may affect risk for memory loss. "We observed a dose-response pattern which simply means; the higher the amount of calories consumed each day, the higher the risk of MCI," notes study author Yonas E. Geda, MD, MSc. The research was presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Silent Stokes May Result in Memory Loss

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