January 22, 2014

Dukan Hard on Kidneys?

1 High Protein Diet Ups Kidney Disease Risk

High-protein diets, such as the Dr. Dukan diet, can increase long-term risk for kidney disease, find researchers from the University of Granada. Researchers also found that high-protein diets may promote calcium kidney stones. The research was done on rats, and lasted the equivalent of 9 years in human terms. While rats on a high-protein diet had up to a 10 percent loss in body weight over 12 weeks, there was no improvement in their plasma or lipid profiles. Plus, renal urinary markers suffered: urinary citrate was 88 percent lower, and the urinary pH was 15 percent more acidic. Researchers believe that the Dukan diet, as well as similar diets, can have “serious long-term adverse effects” on health. The research was published in Nutrición Hospitalaria.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Diet Soda Reduces Kidney Stones

Tags: Kidney Disease, High Protein Diets, Dr. Dukan Diet, Health Risks Dukan Diet, University of Granada, Nutricion Hospitalaria

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Get Up for Your Heart

2 Sitting Too Much Can Lead to Heart Failure

Men who exercise still face an increased risk of heart failure if they spend too much time sitting, say researchers. Published in Circulation: Heart Failure, the research from Kaiser Permanente Southern California found that older men ages 45 to 69 were more likely to experience heart failure in the future if they spent a lot of time being sedentary outside of work hours. Men who spent at least five hours sitting were 34 percent more likely to have heart failure compared to those who spent fewer than two hours daily on their bottoms. Researchers also found that men with lower levels of physical activity had a 52 percent increased risk of developing heart failure compared with men with higher levels of physical activity.

More at WebMD | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Tai Chi Good for Chronic Heart Failure

Tags: Heart Failure Risk, Circulation: Heart Failure, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Sitting Too Much, Health Dangers Being Sedentary

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