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Low-carb, high fat diet advice questioned – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 25th, 2016.

 Experts are questioning the findings of a new report from UK health charities that has called for an overhaul of dietary guidelines. The report, titled Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking To Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, was published by the Public Health Collaboration and the National Obesity Foundation, two UK based […]

Gradual vs. rapid weight loss – Experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 16th, 2014.

Contrary to current dietary recommendations, slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, according to new research. The Australian study was based 200 obese adults who were randomly assigned to either a 12-week rapid weight loss programme on a very-low-calorie diet or a […]

Slower eating – worth the weight

John Kerr posted in on September 1st, 2011.

Eating slower be the key to losing weight, according to new Kiwi research. A recently published study from Otago University found that women who eat slower have a lower body mass index. The research, led by Dr Caroline Horwath, used a nationwide population survey to identify the link between eating speed and body mass. In […]

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Tackling obesity – an innovative approach

John Kerr posted in on August 19th, 2011.

Increasing obesity rates in New Zealand present a real health issue, and experts are saying we need to re-think the way we look at weight gain and dieting. Obesity has had much public focus recently, with high-profile health researchers last week calling on the government to act, and Otago University yesterday releasing a podcast examining […]

UPDATED: Dieting and weight-gain during pregnancy

Peter Griffin posted in on October 1st, 2008.

Obesity is a significant problem in New Zealand, with latest figures showing one adult in three is overweight and a further one in four is obese*. A research paper due to be published on Wednesday (NZT) in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association looks at determinants of excessive weight gain during pregnancy. It appears that […]

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