June 28, 2012

Low-Fat Diets Come Up Short

1 Low-Carb Dieters Burn off More Daily Calories

Using an admittedly small sample, National Institutes of Health researchers found that obese persons who'd lost 30 pounds or more and commited to a low-carb diet burned 300 more calories per day, irrespective of their physical activity, than those who followed a low-fat diet. That’s the caloric equavilent of an hour of moderate physical exertion. Both diets delivered the same total daily calories, but the low-carb diet was heavy on meats and dairy products and eschewed sweets and starches, while the low-fat diet emphasized grains, fruits and vegetables and avoided oils and fatty meats and foods. A third group on a low-glycemic index diet of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, healthy oils and beans burned 150 more calories daily than the low-fat dieters.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: low-carb diets, Low-Fat Diets, Low-Carb Diets and Metabolism, Calories Burned by Diets, NIH, HIH and Low-Carb Diets, Best Diet to Burn Calories

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5-4 Ruling

2 SCOTUS Upholds Health Care Act

The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the 2010 Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, finding that the most controversial provision - the individual mandate requiring all people to have health insurance - is constitutional as a tax. Supporters say the provision expands the pool of people paying for insurance and reduces individual costs. Critics say it gives the government too much power. The provision takes effect in 2014 when a penalty of $285. per family or 1% of income will be imposed on those who opt out of buying health care insurance. Health care exchanges, which offer less expensive health care options will be available. The Democrats say the ruling is a victory for the President and all Americans; Republican nominee Romney vowed to repeal it “on the first day if elected president.”

More at Cnn.com | Posted 5 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Opposition to Health Care Reform Weakens

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