Restrictive Dieting Harms Your Health In Seven Major Ways

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Surgery such as gastric banding, gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy led to on average 57 pounds more weight loss after two years than non-surgical treatment, which included diet, exercise, behavioural therapy and medicines, an analysis of 11 studies of 796 obese people published in the British Medical Journal found. While the results are limited to two years’ followup after surgery, the analysis provides further evidence supporting medical procedures to address the obesity epidemic. At least 2.8 million people die each year from being overweight or obese, which raises risks of diabetes, heart attacks and strokes. “This meta-analysis provides comprehensive evidence that, compared with non-surgical treatment of obesity, bariatric surgery leads to greater body weight loss,” according to the authors, led by Viktoria Gloy at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland. “The evidence beyond two years of followup, in particular on adverse events, cardiovascular diseases and mortality remains unclear.” Surgery also led to higher remission rates of type 2 diabetes, according to the review. The most common side-effects were iron-deficiency anemia and the need to re-operate. Another complication may be frequent diarrhea. While diet and exercise are more cost-effective options, studies show that for most people they are not sustainable for weight loss. As many as two-thirds of those on diets regain more weight than they lost within four or five years, according to an analysis of 31 long-term studies on dieting by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Surgery better than dieting: study

It does this by lowering levels of the thyroid hormone T3, which regulates metabolism. Frequent dieting only worsens the effect, making sustainable weight loss a distant possibility. Fat deficiency While low-fat dieting has been in fashion for decades, healthy fats from foods like meat, fish, eggs, avocados, and nuts and seeds are absolutely necessary for health. Fat cushions organs, coats every cell in the body, and is needed for brain function, production of hormones and absorption of vitamins A, D, E and K. Low-fat diets also tend to be high-carb diets, which have been linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.


Weight Loss Mobile Applications Need To Do More To Help Dieters Solve Problems

Many of the country’s 285 million mobile phone subscribers want to lose weight, but neither consumers nor doctors really understand current apps, said lead study author Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D., an associate professor in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “Apps are generally good but we need more science behind this effort,” she said. “Busy healthcare providers hesitate to recommend apps because they don’t really know what they’re telling patients to use.

Fad Diets Will Seem Even Crazier After You See This

Stephanie Gonot/Courtesy of the photographer Pagoto notes that multiple studies have compared diets that vary by how many carbs, protein grams and fat grams they require you to eat. “A lot of times, it’s a draw: No diet is better than the other,” she says in a video press release . “When a diet does outdo another diet in terms of weight loss, it’s by a very small amount.” (Not all obesity researchers would agree. As we’ve reported , one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2012 found that a low-carb diet was a clear winner over a low-fat diet and low-glycemic diet.) Enlarge image i The Hollywood or Grapefruit Diet: Followers eat half a grapefruit with every meal in the belief that enzymes in the fruit somehow magically break down fat (no, they don’t). It’s a low-carb diet that calls for lots of dietary fat and protein. Pass the bacon.