Archive for January, 2015

Some more studies…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this section.  Mostly because it just seemed like study after study confirmed the benefits of lower carb eating.

Here’s a couple more studies worth noting.

There has been a new link found between certain over the counter medications and dementia.  In a recent study, they’ve found that certain OTC meds inhibit the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.  Which is necessary for a variety of functions, including memory.  About a year ago, I posted a blog post about choline deficiency.  All I’ll say is that it does make me wonder.

Also, another recent study reported in TIME magazine suggested that there are health benefits to eating a low carb diet and more specifically it’s the AMOUNT of carbohydrates NOT necessarily the type of carbohydrates that are truly important.

A couple important excerpts from that article…”The glycemic index didn’t improve anything we measured for those eating a HIGH CARB diet.”.  People eating low glycemic index foods PLUS a high carb diet had HIGHER insulin levels and higher LDL cholesterol!!  The low carb group when eating low glycemic foods showed no significant effect on insulin or cholesterol.

Also from that same study it was shown that “the group eating LOW CARB had lower risk factors for heart disease” when compared to the higher carb group.

I should point out that I covered this a few years ago in my carrots are low carb article as well.  Nice to see science agrees.

And in one of the most popular low carb news stories from 2014, yet another study showed that low carb /higher fat eaters lost more weight than high carb/low fat eaters.  Surprise.  Surprise.

That’s all for now, folks.