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High-carb, high-sugar diets may increase risk for insomnia, study finds

High-carb, high-sugar diets may increase risk for insomnia, study finds

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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Women may be able to rest easier, simply by eating more fruit, vegetables and fiber, a new study suggests. Published Wednesday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the analysis found that post-menopausal women who consumed a diet high in refined carbohydrates, including added sugars, were more likely to develop insomnia than those whose diets included higher amounts of vegetables, fiber and whole fruit. The researchers believe that rapid spikes and troughs in blood sugar after eating refined carbs may trigger the sleeping disorder. "Insomnia is often treated with cognitive behavioral therapy or medications, but these can be expensive or carry side effects," senior author James Gangwisch, assistant professor at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians a...
Plant-based diets may relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Plant-based diets may relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Eating vegetables may help soothe the pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says. A plant-based diet can help with weight loss and relieve the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, according to research published Tuesday in Frontiers in Nutrition. On the other hand, consuming red meat can aggravate the condition, causing higher body mass index and joint pain from inflammation. "A plant-based diet comprised of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes may be tremendously helpful for those with rheumatoid arthritis," Hana Kahleova, the study's co-author who runs clinical research for the Physicians Committee, said in a press release. In a review of clinical trials and observational studies, researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Me...
Study: Yo-yo diets can increase death risk

Study: Yo-yo diets can increase death risk

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Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Yo-yo dieting can increase the risk of death, according to a new study. For the study, published Thursday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers at Seoul National University followed 3,700 people for 16 years. They found that weight cycling did make people with obesity have a lower chance of developing diabetes, but they also found a downside to the practice. The loss of weight usually brings on a reduction of energy during exercise and during daily activities. The researchers say this, along with increased hunger, produces a "perfect metabolic storm" for dieters to regain weight. Some experts actually estimate that 80 percent of dieters regain their weight. Weight cycling among people with coronary heart disease can even lead to a higher ris...