Diet Soda Linked to Metabolic Syndrome X

Surprisingly, the risk of developing metabolic syndrome was 34 percent higher among those who drank one can of diet soda a day compared with those who drank none. Dietary Intake and the Development of the Metabolic Syndrome. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study Pamela L. Lutsey MPH, Lyn M. Steffen PhD, MPH, RD*, and June…

Atkins Diet : Pros and Cons

Atkins Diet : Pros and Cons Since its inception in 1970, the Atkins diet has been controversial. It’s also been very popular, especially in recent years. A nutrition advocacy group recently warned that the popular Atkins diet may cause heart disease and could have killed a teenage dieter. It urged the United States government to…

How Do I Calculate Calories for my Diet?

How Do I Calculate Calories for my Diet? The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just made it easier for people to maintain healthy diets while on the go with a new nutrient database. The National Nutrient Database of more than 6,000 food items can now be downloaded into personal computers, PDA’s, and hand held…