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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

DIETARY FIBER

Men and women consuming them most fiber, 26-29 grams per day, were 22% less likely to die over 9 yrs

The one-fifth of men and women consuming the most dietary fiber—29 grams per day for men and 26 grams per day for women—compared to the one-fifth consuming the least (11-13 grams per day) were 22% less likely to die during an average follow-up of 9 years according to the a study from researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Of interest was that men and women consuming the most fiber were 56-59% less likely to die from infectious diseases compared to people consuming the least.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 09, 2018 11:54 am | [0] comments

Monday, May 01, 2017

WHOLE GRAINS

People consuming the most whole grains were 17% less likely to die over 14 years

The one-fifth of people consuming the most whole grains (34 grams per day) were 17% less likely to die during an average follow-up of 14 years compared to the one-fifth of people consuming the least (4 grams per day) according to a study of 367,442 people from the prospective NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, May 01, 2017 11:10 am | [0] comments

Saturday, October 03, 2015

FIBER

An increase in fiber intake of 10 grams associated with 10% lower risk of dying

An increase in fiber intake of 10 grams per day was associated with a 10% lower risk of dying during the studies based on an analysis of data from 17 studies.

“A higher dietary fiber intake was associated with a reduced risk of death,” the authors of the paper concluded.

“These findings suggest that fiber intake may offer a potential public health benefit in reducing all-cause mortality.”

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Oct 03, 2015 1:03 am | [0] comments

Friday, October 15, 2010

FIBER

Highest fiber intake equals lowest body weight

"Fiber consumption predicted weight gain, insulin levels, and other [cardiovascular disease] risk factors more strongly than did total or saturated fat consumption," according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 6:16 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FAST FOOD

Mexican-American children who eat at fast food the most are twice as likely to be overweight

Mexican-American children who eat at fast food restaurants the most are 2.2 times more likely to be overweight than those who ate fast food the least according to a study from researchers at the University of California-San Diego's School of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 24, 2010 9:46 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 17, 2010

GLUCOMANNAN

Glucomannan may slow aging and heart disease

Glucomannan may slow the aging process according to a study by Peng et al (1994 and 1995). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 6:18 am | [0] comments

GLUCOMANNAN

Glucomannan: A brief description

Glucomannan is a gel-forming, water-soluble fiber that has been shown to cause weight loss. Here is brief description of it. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 6:04 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DIETARY FIBER

A high fiber cereal reduced calorie intake in men at the next meal by 172 calories

Men who ate a high-fiber cereal which contained 33 grams of insoluble fiber, ate 173 fewer calories at the next meal compared to men who ate a low-fiber cereal according to a study from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 24, 2007 6:54 am | [0] comments

Saturday, February 24, 2007

PROTEIN CALORIES

Protein provides 3.2 calories per gram, not 4 calories per gram

How long have you heard that protein and carbohydrates provide 4 calories per gram of food, and fat provides 9 calories per gram? Probably forever. But these numbers are bogus according to a recent paper by Dr. Geoffrey Livesey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Feb 24, 2007 1:34 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

DIETARY FIBER

Dietary fiber reduces protein absorption by 6%, fat absorption by 3%

Increasing dietary fiber from 34 grams per day to 64 grams per day reduces protein absorption by 5.7 percent and fat absorption by 3 percent notes obesity researcher Arnie Astrup. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 06, 2006 3:04 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

FOODS ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY

Hamburgers associated with higher body weight in men and women

Hamburger and beef consumption are associated with being heavier for men, while hamburger, fried chicken, hot dogs, bacon, sausage, eggs, french fries and fat intake are associated with being heavier in women according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 28, 2006 7:23 am | [0] comments

Thursday, September 28, 2006

FIBER

Fiber-rich rice cause 4 lbs weight loss in one month

Normal weight people lost an average of 2 pounds in one month and obese people lost an average of 4.4 pounds while eating a diet containing fiber-rich Goami No. 2 rice compared to when they were fed the same diet but with standard white rice according to a study from Korea. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 28, 2006 5:10 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

FRUIT AND FIBER

Lack of fruit and fiber plays a role becoming obese

"[Our study suggests that] the composition of a diet, especially low dietary fiber and fruit intake, plays a role in the etiology [cause] of obesity," the paper concluded.
new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 06, 2006 3:20 am | [0] comments

Monday, June 05, 2006

DIETARY FIBER

Fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber are associated with lower body weight

Fruits, vegetable and dietary fiber intake are associated with lower body weight, whereas fat and protein intake are associated with higher body weight over time according to a new study from the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 05, 2006 3:33 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

CONSTIPATION

Obesity is twice as common in constipated children

Obesity is twice as common in constipated children 4- to 17-years-old according to a new study from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 06, 2005 3:49 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

LOW FAT/HIGH FIBER

Low-fat, high-fiber diet causes spontaneous loss

A low fat, high fiber diet can cause spontaneous weight loss according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 26, 2005 10:16 am | [0] comments

Friday, July 30, 2004

Reduced-fat dairy products, fruit, and fiber associated with lower bodyweight

The one-fifth of people eating the most reduced-fat dairy products, fruit, and fiber weighed less than the one-fith eating the least according to a new study from researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 30, 2004 11:01 am | [0] comments

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Saturated fat and heart disease: weak association

SATURATED FAT MAY NOT INCREASE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE as much previously thought. This comes from a study lasting six years involving 43,757 male health professionals aged 40 to 75. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 29, 2004 2:09 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

High-fiber, whole-grain foods associated with less weight gain

High-fiber, whole-grain foods are associated with less weight gain over time than refined-grain foods according to a recent study from researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass.

"Women who consumed more whole grains consistently weighed less than did women who consumed less whole grains," the authors wrote. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 20, 2004 3:10 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Lean people eat 50% more fiber

LEAN PEOPLE EAT 50% MORE FIBER than moderately or severely obese people (18.8 grams versus 13.3 grams versus 13.7 grams per day, respectively) according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 25, 2003 5:10 am | [0] comments
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