Our findings indicate that you can reduce systemic inflammation, and possibly lower your risk of heart disease, no matter which diet -- either low-carb or low-fat.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. recommends losing excess body weight as losing excess body weight leads to reduced inflammation, which can lower the risk of heart disease. This was proven by a study conducted at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that was presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting on October 6th. Subjects in the study reduced systemic inflammation by losing weight with low-carb and low-fat diets.
Researchers explained in their report that fat cells secrete molecules that increase inflammation into the bloodstream. This systemic inflammation has been shown in previous research to increase the risk of both stroke and heart attack.
There were 60 subjects in this study with ages from 30-65 years old. All of them were considered to be obese with substantial belly fat. They were broken into two different groups: One group was given a low carbohydrate diet. The other was given a low fat diet. Additionally, both groups exercised three times a week.
At the beginning of the study all of the subjects had their weight, their Body Mass Index (BMI) and belly fat recorded. The average weight loss for the low carbohydrate group was 28 pounds while the low fat group lost an average of 18 pounds.
The researchers then retested blood and determined that while the low carbohydrate group lost more weight, both groups had a significant reduction of inflammation.
According to lead researcher Kerry Stewart: "Our findings indicate that you can reduce systemic inflammation, and possibly lower your risk of heart disease, no matter which diet -- either low-carb or low-fat.”
To reduce inflammation and the associated risks to your heart health, the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. recommends losing weight if overweight. People can find out if their overweight by getting their BMI measured which is calculated using height and weight. BMI numbers for: normal weight- 18.5- 24.9; overweight- 25-29.9; and obese- 30 and over.
The Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. is a natural health company that wants to help people improve their health through natural methods such as natural dietary supplements, exercise, and other natural therapies. To learn more about the Project for Natural Health Choices Inc. and “The Bill of American Health Rights" petition that people can sign to protect their constitutional right to employ natural health practices that include the use of and access to natural health products, supplements, and therapies, go to http://www.naturalhealthchoicesproject.com/petition/.