Diets

Weight Loss & Weight Gain

Psoriasis In 2013 JAMA Dermatology published a study in which 60 overweight patients with psoriasis were assigned to a control group or a low-calorie diet (800-1000 kcal/d) for 8 weeks, followed by 8 weeks of reintroduction of normal food intake. The low-calorie group experienced clinical improvements in psoriasis compared to the control group. [Source]

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Plant-Based Diet

Relieves Osteoarthritis In 2015 Arthritis published a study involving 37 patients with osteoarthritis. Eighteen of the patients were assigned to a control group (no treatment) and 19 patients were placed on a whole-food, plant-based diet. After 6 weeks the intervention group (plant-based diet) reported significantly greater improvements in energy, vitality

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Organic Diet

Lower pesticide exposure in children In 2006 Environmental Health Perspectives published a study which substituted the conventional diets of 23 elementary school children with organic foods for 5 consecutive days. Urine samples showed that an organic food diet reduced pesticide exposure to non-detectable levels. [Source]

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Low Carb Diets

Weight Loss in Obese Adolescents In 2010 the Journal of Pediatrics published a study comparing a low-carbohydrate diet to a low-fat diet in 46 severely obese adolescents. The results was a significant reduction in body mass index in both groups after 36 weeks, though there was no significant difference between

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Mediterranean Diets

Mediterranean diets, low-carb and low-fat diets In 2008 The New England Journal of Medicine published a 2-year trial in which 322 moderately obese subjects were placed on one of 3 diets: low-fat, restricted-calorie; Mediterranean, restricted-calorie; or low-carbohydrate, non-restricted-calorie. The low-carb and Mediterranean groups both lost more weight than the low-fat group

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High-Protein Diets

Preserved lean mass and increase metabolism when dieting In 2003 The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a 16-week study comparing the effects of a high protein diet and a standard protein diet on 57 overweight volunteers. While total weight loss did not differ between groups, women in the high

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Ketogenic Diet

Effects on Obesity and Cholesterol In 2004 Experimental & Clinical Cardiology published a study in which 83 obese individuals went on a ketogenic diet for 24 weeks. The results showed decreases in LDL, triglycerides and total cholesterol and an increase in HDL cholesterol with a significant decrease in body mass. [Source]

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Gluten-Free Diet

IBS In 2016 Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology published a study which found that 29 of 41 patients with IBS saw a significant reduction (greater than 50 reduction in severity) in symptom severity after 6 weeks on a gluten-free diet. [Source] In 2014 Inflammatory Bowel Diseases published a study based on a

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Calorie Restriction

Ketogenic Diet In 2014 Endocrine published a study comparing a very-low-calorie ketogenic diet (VLCK) to a standard low-calorie diet in a group of obese individuals. At 2 months the VLCK group lost an average of 30 pounds compared 10.6 pounds in the standard low-calorie group. After one year the VLCK group lost

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