Low carb diets could cut heart energy

Weight loss, diets and exercise techniques
Vitamins and Minerals
Foods that make you beautiful
Detox and Detoxing
Weight Loss and Diets
Food Labels
Fitness and Exercise
DVD and Video
Discussion Forum
Health & Fitness Blog


Site map
Weight loss and health articles
Weight loss tips

The Health and Fitness Blog

The Health & Fitness Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Health and fitness related information.

Low carb diets could cut heart energy
Scientists from Oxford University have found that high fat, low carbohydrate diets can reduce energy to the heart.
The university team say more research is needed and it is unclear at this stage whether this could have a damaging long term impact on health.

Many people have lost weight quickly by following such diets, which became very popular after a number of high profile celebrities admitted to following so called "low carb" diets. In general the diets allowed the consumption of relatively high amounts of fat and protein while at the same time reducing the intake of carbohydrates.
But the popularity of these type of diets has decreased and scientists fear they may not be good for health in the longer term.

The Oxford University study monitored 19 people over a two week period and found that the energy stored in the heart was reduced by an average of 16% (but in some cases up to 33%) among those who followed the high fat, low carb diet. It is reported that one of the participants even noticed he could not manage his daily run while on the diet.
The study noted that the changes were reversed within two weeks after returning to a normal diet

Posted : 15/11/2005 08:17:32

To view the full Health and Fitness Blog, click here

  The advice and information on this web site is of general nature. Before embarking on any fitness regime or diet you should speak to your doctor to ensure that there are no health risks involved.