Low Carb Study

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Cookie Cutter, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. I wish someone would do a study on the intersection of carbs and GI.
    The higher the GI, the fewer carbs I can eat. The lower the GI, the
    more carbs I can eat. Maybe they will eventually get around to it.
    These studies are all related to weightloss diets or diabetes. Would be
    nice to see a study of the effects of GI/carb in less regimented situations.

    Lana


    Funding by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the
    American Diabetes Association.



    http://www.temple.edu/news_media/AtkinsDiabetes.html

    STUDY OF OBESE DIABETICS EXPLAINS WHY LOW-CARB DIETS PRODUCE FAST RESULTS
    (Philadelphia) - A new study by Temple University School of Medicine
    researchers has shown why the pounds melt so quickly on low-carbohydrate
    diets, and it's not related to water, metabolism or boredom. The
    research was conducted in a group of obese patients with type 2 diabetes
    who followed the Atkins diet.

    According to lead researcher, Guenther Boden, M.D., "When carbohydrates
    were restricted, study subjects spontaneously reduced their caloric
    intake to a level appropriate for their height, did not compensate by
    eating more protein or fat, and lost weight. We concluded that excessive
    overeating had been fueled by carbohydrates."

    Almost 80 percent of diabetics are overweight or obese, compounding
    health risks such as heart disease and stroke. Boden wanted to examine
    how low-carbohydrate diets, which have been shown to produce rapid
    weight loss, affected weight, appetite and blood sugar in obese diabetics.

    He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were
    bored with the food selection, and their weight loss was not
    attributable to water loss, two common speculations about low-carb
    diets. Further, weight loss could not be explained by a change in
    metabolism, another popular misconception.

    The study, "Short-Term Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diet Compared with
    Usual Diet in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes," is published in the
    March 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. It is the only study
    of the Atkins diet to have been conducted in the strictly controlled
    environment of a clinical research center where every calorie eaten and
    spent was measured.

    After a week of typical eating, ten obese patients with type 2 diabetes
    followed the Atkins diet for two weeks, with carbohydrates limited to 20
    grams per day and unlimited protein and fat.

    "When we took away the carbohydrates, the patients spontaneously reduced
    their daily energy consumption by 1,000 calories a day. Although they
    could have, they did not compensate by eating more proteins and fats and
    they weren't bored with the food choices. In fact, they loved the diet.
    The carbohydrates were clearly stimulating their excessive appetites,"
    said Boden.

    All patients stayed in the hospital for the length of the study to
    insure exact measurements of calorie intake and expenditure. In other
    studies of the Atkins diet, subjects were at home and reported their own
    diet and exercise, making it difficult to ensure accuracy.

    In addition to the calorie reduction and weight loss, subjects
    experienced markedly improved glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, as
    well as lower triglycerides and cholesterol.

    Treatment for diabetes centers on closely monitoring sugar levels, diet
    and medication. Weight loss can often reduce or eliminate the need for
    medication, including insulin.

    Boden warns that the long term effects of low-carbohydrate diets are not
    known. Whether other types of diets would have a similar impact also
    remains to be investigated.

    Other research projects of Boden's include a National Institutes of
    Health supported study of obesity-associated diabetes and cardiovascular
    disease.

    This study was funding by grants from the National Institutes of Health
    and the American Diabetes Association.
     
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  2. Cubit

    Cubit Guest

    A study would be nice.

    IMHO: The concept of Glycemic Load makes GI irrelevant. If the carbs are
    very low, the glycemic load is low, and it doesn't matter what the GI is.
    In other words, I don't worry about eating even pure sugar, if the quantity
    is small.

    Cubit
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    "Cookie Cutter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I wish someone would do a study on the intersection of carbs and GI.
    > The higher the GI, the fewer carbs I can eat. The lower the GI, the
    > more carbs I can eat. Maybe they will eventually get around to it.
    > These studies are all related to weightloss diets or diabetes. Would be
    > nice to see a study of the effects of GI/carb in less regimented

    situations.
    >
    > Lana
    >
    >
    > Funding by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the
    > American Diabetes Association.
    >
    >
    >
    > http://www.temple.edu/news_media/AtkinsDiabetes.html
    >
    > STUDY OF OBESE DIABETICS EXPLAINS WHY LOW-CARB DIETS PRODUCE FAST RESULTS
    > (Philadelphia) - A new study by Temple University School of Medicine
    > researchers has shown why the pounds melt so quickly on low-carbohydrate
    > diets, and it's not related to water, metabolism or boredom. The
    > research was conducted in a group of obese patients with type 2 diabetes
    > who followed the Atkins diet.
    >
    > According to lead researcher, Guenther Boden, M.D., "When carbohydrates
    > were restricted, study subjects spontaneously reduced their caloric
    > intake to a level appropriate for their height, did not compensate by
    > eating more protein or fat, and lost weight. We concluded that excessive
    > overeating had been fueled by carbohydrates."
    >
    > Almost 80 percent of diabetics are overweight or obese, compounding
    > health risks such as heart disease and stroke. Boden wanted to examine
    > how low-carbohydrate diets, which have been shown to produce rapid
    > weight loss, affected weight, appetite and blood sugar in obese diabetics.
    >
    > He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were
    > bored with the food selection, and their weight loss was not
    > attributable to water loss, two common speculations about low-carb
    > diets. Further, weight loss could not be explained by a change in
    > metabolism, another popular misconception.
    >
    > The study, "Short-Term Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diet Compared with
    > Usual Diet in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes," is published in the
    > March 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. It is the only study
    > of the Atkins diet to have been conducted in the strictly controlled
    > environment of a clinical research center where every calorie eaten and
    > spent was measured.
    >
    > After a week of typical eating, ten obese patients with type 2 diabetes
    > followed the Atkins diet for two weeks, with carbohydrates limited to 20
    > grams per day and unlimited protein and fat.
    >
    > "When we took away the carbohydrates, the patients spontaneously reduced
    > their daily energy consumption by 1,000 calories a day. Although they
    > could have, they did not compensate by eating more proteins and fats and
    > they weren't bored with the food choices. In fact, they loved the diet.
    > The carbohydrates were clearly stimulating their excessive appetites,"
    > said Boden.
    >
    > All patients stayed in the hospital for the length of the study to
    > insure exact measurements of calorie intake and expenditure. In other
    > studies of the Atkins diet, subjects were at home and reported their own
    > diet and exercise, making it difficult to ensure accuracy.
    >
    > In addition to the calorie reduction and weight loss, subjects
    > experienced markedly improved glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, as
    > well as lower triglycerides and cholesterol.
    >
    > Treatment for diabetes centers on closely monitoring sugar levels, diet
    > and medication. Weight loss can often reduce or eliminate the need for
    > medication, including insulin.
    >
    > Boden warns that the long term effects of low-carbohydrate diets are not
    > known. Whether other types of diets would have a similar impact also
    > remains to be investigated.
    >
    > Other research projects of Boden's include a National Institutes of
    > Health supported study of obesity-associated diabetes and cardiovascular
    > disease.
    >
    > This study was funding by grants from the National Institutes of Health
    > and the American Diabetes Association.
     
  3. Bev-Ann

    Bev-Ann Guest

    I agree, but I've found that eating even small amounts of high-GI foods
    that stay within my daily net carb allotment gives me hunger pangs within
    an hour. I never payed attention to GI until I noticed that I was
    *famished* about an hour after eating 4 small figs whereas this doesn't
    happen when I eat something low-GI with the same net carbs.

    on Thu, 14 Apr 2005 15:49:43 GMT, "Cubit" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >A study would be nice.
    >
    >IMHO: The concept of Glycemic Load makes GI irrelevant. If the carbs are
    >very low, the glycemic load is low, and it doesn't matter what the GI is.
    >In other words, I don't worry about eating even pure sugar, if the quantity
    >is small.


    -----
    Bev
     
  4. Eating low carb foods is not that hard to figure out. There's no need for a
    study, there's only a need for some critical thinking skills on your part.

    --
    Most people are dumb as bricks; some people are dumber than that. -- MFW


    "Cookie Cutter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > I wish someone would do a study on the intersection of carbs and GI. The
    > higher the GI, the fewer carbs I can eat. The lower the GI, the more
    > carbs I can eat. Maybe they will eventually get around to it. These
    > studies are all related to weightloss diets or diabetes. Would be nice to
    > see a study of the effects of GI/carb in less regimented situations.
    >
    > Lana
    >
    >
    > Funding by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American
    > Diabetes Association.
    >
    >
    >
    > http://www.temple.edu/news_media/AtkinsDiabetes.html
    >
    > STUDY OF OBESE DIABETICS EXPLAINS WHY LOW-CARB DIETS PRODUCE FAST RESULTS
    > (Philadelphia) - A new study by Temple University School of Medicine
    > researchers has shown why the pounds melt so quickly on low-carbohydrate
    > diets, and it's not related to water, metabolism or boredom. The research
    > was conducted in a group of obese patients with type 2 diabetes who
    > followed the Atkins diet.
    >
    > According to lead researcher, Guenther Boden, M.D., "When carbohydrates
    > were restricted, study subjects spontaneously reduced their caloric intake
    > to a level appropriate for their height, did not compensate by eating more
    > protein or fat, and lost weight. We concluded that excessive overeating
    > had been fueled by carbohydrates."
    >
    > Almost 80 percent of diabetics are overweight or obese, compounding health
    > risks such as heart disease and stroke. Boden wanted to examine how
    > low-carbohydrate diets, which have been shown to produce rapid weight
    > loss, affected weight, appetite and blood sugar in obese diabetics.
    >
    > He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were bored
    > with the food selection, and their weight loss was not attributable to
    > water loss, two common speculations about low-carb diets. Further, weight
    > loss could not be explained by a change in metabolism, another popular
    > misconception.
    >
    > The study, "Short-Term Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diet Compared with
    > Usual Diet in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes," is published in the
    > March 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. It is the only study of
    > the Atkins diet to have been conducted in the strictly controlled
    > environment of a clinical research center where every calorie eaten and
    > spent was measured.
    >
    > After a week of typical eating, ten obese patients with type 2 diabetes
    > followed the Atkins diet for two weeks, with carbohydrates limited to 20
    > grams per day and unlimited protein and fat.
    >
    > "When we took away the carbohydrates, the patients spontaneously reduced
    > their daily energy consumption by 1,000 calories a day. Although they
    > could have, they did not compensate by eating more proteins and fats and
    > they weren't bored with the food choices. In fact, they loved the diet.
    > The carbohydrates were clearly stimulating their excessive appetites,"
    > said Boden.
    >
    > All patients stayed in the hospital for the length of the study to insure
    > exact measurements of calorie intake and expenditure. In other studies of
    > the Atkins diet, subjects were at home and reported their own diet and
    > exercise, making it difficult to ensure accuracy.
    >
    > In addition to the calorie reduction and weight loss, subjects experienced
    > markedly improved glucose levels and insulin sensitivity, as well as lower
    > triglycerides and cholesterol.
    >
    > Treatment for diabetes centers on closely monitoring sugar levels, diet
    > and medication. Weight loss can often reduce or eliminate the need for
    > medication, including insulin.
    >
    > Boden warns that the long term effects of low-carbohydrate diets are not
    > known. Whether other types of diets would have a similar impact also
    > remains to be investigated.
    >
    > Other research projects of Boden's include a National Institutes of Health
    > supported study of obesity-associated diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
    >
    > This study was funding by grants from the National Institutes of Health
    > and the American Diabetes Association.
     
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