|Diet drug offers multiple health benefits: study |
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A low dose of the diet drug orlistat, coupled with a reduced-calorie diet, leads to significant weight loss and improved lipid and blood pressure profiles and is well tolerated, according to results of three studies reported at the International Congress of Obesity in Sydney, Australia.
In an interview with Reuters Health ahead of the meeting, lead investigator Dr. Vidhu Bansal of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare told Reuters Health, these studies show that orlistat 60 milligrams "is an excellent candidate for over-the-counter (OTC) use for weight loss."
Orlistat 60 milligrams, which will be marketed as Alli (pronounced AL-eye) is a low-dose version of GlaxoSmithKline''s prescription drug Xenical (orlistat 120 mg capsules). It is currently under review at the U.S.
The Most Nutrient-Dense Diet Is Low-Carb
I like to blow popular myths about livin'' la vida low-carb to smithereens here at my "Livin'' La Vida Low-Carb" blog and today I''ve got a little help from Jacqueline Eberstein, RN, a friend and long-time medical assistant with the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins.This Diabetes Health column she wrote about how nutrient-dense the low-carb lifestyle is makes a lot of valid points that are worthy of special attention.Contrary to common belief, low-carb living as prescribed by the various proven and effective plans out there such as Atkins, Protein Power, etc. is extremely healthy because it gives you all the nutrients your body needs despite the fact that you are reducing the number of total carbohydrates in your diet.Eberstein is quick to point out that "carbohydrates are not all bad" as long as you eat the right kind of carbs that will give you the fiber and nutrients you need without unnecessarily raising blood glucose or insulin levels.One of the problems that Eberstein points out about livin'' la vida low-carb is the fact that it is not well-defined."When talking about a lower-carb plan, one must define just how low it is," she remarked.
The No Spin Zone Diet
Everybody knows Bill O''Reilly is a fact-fudging, partisan bully. But who knew he was so vain? That''s the major, and no doubt unintentional, take-away from Culture Warrior, the Fox News blowhard''s fifth book. Though it doesn''t come out for another two weeks, Radar was able to obtain an advance copyâ€”no easy feat, as galleys were only sent to conservative outlets for review. (A spokesman for Random House, which is publishing Culture Warrior, acknowledged, "We were somewhat strategic in terms of who it was provided to.")
While most of the book consists of his usual petty score-settling, in his attacks on Al Franken and NPR host Terry Gross in particular, O''Reilly reveals a heretofore unnoticed narcissism that belies his determinedly meat-and-potatoes-guy posture.
Rehashing his feud with Franken, O''Reilly repeats a claim he''s made before, that the photo of him used on the cover of Franken''s 2003 book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them "was doctored to make me look hideous." A spokeswoman for Penguin, which published Lies, denies the charge, saying, "O''Reilly still has his facts wrong." A Random House spokesman declined to say whether O''Reilly has any proof to back up his claim.
School diet study brings South Beach to Osceola
A public school nutrition study undertaken by the creator of the South Beach Diet found that elementary schoolchildren in Osceola County accepted healthier dietary options when creative nutrition education was offered along with the food.
Miami-based Agatston Research Foundation undertook the pilot study in the fall of 2004 to test the feasibility of how holistic nutrition and healthy lifestyle management programs might work in the elementary school setting. .
Listen Up! The Biggest Loser Club Online Debuts Exclusive Audio ...
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2006--Fans of the hit NBC reality show The Biggest Loser can now get the inside story behind every week''s episode through a new audio blog on BiggestLoserClub.com. Every Thursday, The Biggest Loser trainers Bob Harper and Kim Lyons will join the previous night''s eliminated contestant in an exclusive post-show discussion for members of BiggestLoserClub.com.
The opening audio blog, available on Thursday, September 22, features the show''s first eliminated contestant who will join trainer Kim Lyons to recap the exciting two-hour season premiere and explain what happens on one of the most trying days at the ranch. The contestant will also share their story about the challenges of maintaining a healthy weight-loss routine amid a busy schedule at home and finding time to exercise and cook healthy meals.
''Diet WarZone'' Fosters Open Debate Over Various Weight Loss ...
It''s funny how often people confront me about my support for the low-carb lifestyle as if I''m some alien from outer space who has landed on this planet for the first time spouting something they''ve never heard of before. Nevermind the fact that I lost 180 pounds and have maintained that weight loss for close to two years now. Some people just refuse to give any credit to livin'' la vida low-carb whatsoever. .