Weight loss does not lower heart attack risk in T2D's

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Weight loss does not lower heart attack risk in T2D's


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Old 10-22-2012, 14:49   #1
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Weight loss does not lower heart disease risk from type 2 diabetes, October 19, 2012 News Release - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Huh. Wonder if their dietary intervention had been different, would it matter?

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"5.4.4 Weight Loss Goals
The Look AHEAD Lifestyle Intervention is designed to induce a minimum weight loss of 7% of initial body weight during the first year. Each clinical center is expected to achieve a mean weight loss  7% across all of their participants. Centers that do not achieve at least a 5% mean weight loss will receive extra assistance to help them increase their weight loss outcomes. Group behavioral weight loss interventions similar to the Look AHEAD Lifestyle Intervention produce mean weight losses of 7%-10% of initial weight over 20-26 weeks in patients with type 2 diabetes.34,92,93,95
Individual participants in Look AHEAD are encouraged to lose 10% (or more) of their initial body weight, with the expectation that “aiming high” will ensure that a greater percentage of participants achieve the minimum 7% weight loss."

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"5.4.5 Diet
Restriction of caloric intake is the primary method of achieving weight loss. In order to aim for a weight loss of 10% of initial weight, the calorie goals are 1200-1500 kcal/day for individuals weighing 250 lbs (114 kg) or less at baseline and 1500-1800 kcal/day for individuals who weigh more than 250 lbs. These goals can be reduced to 1000-1200 kcal/day and 1200-1500 kcal/day, respectively, if participants do not lose weight satisfactorily. These calorie levels should promote a weight loss of approximately one to two lbs/week.5
The composition of the diet is structured to enhance glycemic control and to minimize cardiovascular risk factors. The recommended diet is based on guidelines of the ADA and National Cholesterol Education program96,97 and includes a maximum of 30% of total calories from total fat, a maximum of 10% of total calories from saturated fat, and a minimum of 15% of total calories from protein."

.... in other words, 65% carb.

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Fox, that's exactly what I thought. Also, they said they'd proven that weight loss from dieting was sustainable in the long term because some of their patients kept a 5% weight loss up for 10 years. Hmm, that means most people would still be obese or severely obese even after their "success". Wow. Redefining success really helps with your study outcome!

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