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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Vegetarian Diets and Calories
- And Finally, a story about the Biologic Cost of Caring for a Cancer Patient
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #598 recorded July 7, 2017.
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Vegetarian Diets and Calories
Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism y reducing muscle fat, a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has found.
Losing muscle fat improves glucose and lipid metabolism so this finding is particularly important for people with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, says lead author of the study.
The vegetarian diet was found to be almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, resulting in an average loss of 6.2 kg compared to 3.2 kg for the conventional diet.
The study found that both diets caused a similar reduction in subcutaneous fat. However, subfascial fat was only reduced in response to the vegetarian diet, and intramuscular fat was more greatly reduced by the vegetarian diet.
This is important as increased subfascial fat in patients with type 2 diabetes has been associated with insulin resistance, so reducing it could have a beneficial effect on glucose metabolism. In addition, reducing intramuscular fat could help improve muscular strength and mobility, particularly in older people with diabetes.
As always, discuss all Nutritional Recommendations with your Qualified Health Care Provider.
Surf to our Show Notes for the full study – http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07315724.2017.1302367
Biologic Cost of Caring for a Cancer Patient
Caring for a family member with cancer is a psychologically demanding experience. However, it remains unclear whether the distress that caregiving provokes also takes a physiologic toll on the body.
A 2009 study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, observed familial caregivers of patients with brain cancer for a year after diagnosis and tracked changes in neurohormonal and inflammatory processes.
Results of the study revealed that caregivers showed marked changes over time in diurnal output of salivary amylase, a marker of SNS activity, whereas secretions in controls were stable during follow-up.
Cortisol output was similar in caregivers and controls. During the year, caregivers showed a profound linear increase in systemic inflammation, as indexed by CRP.
At the same time, they displayed a linear decline in mRNA for anti-inflammatory signaling molecules and diminished in vitro glucocorticoid sensitivity.
The study concluded that these preliminary data show that familial caregivers of patients with cancer experience marked changes in neurohormonal and inflammatory processes in the year after diagnosis.
These changes may place them at risk for morbidity and mortality from diseases fostered by excessive inflammation.
Surf to our Show Notes for the full study – http://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.2008.18.7435
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