Let's Address the Real Causes of Diet-Related Diseases | Dr. Derek Yach

February 25, 2015 4:15 PM

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Let's Address the Real Causes of Diet-Related Diseases | Dr. Derek Yach

The low-carbohydrate diet phenomenon is the latest in a long line of diets claiming to be the solution to rapidly rising rates of lifestyle-related chronic diseases. It comes as no surprise then that on Feb. 19-22, the world's first International Low Carb High Fat Health Summit will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. The four day summit is co-hosted by Tim Noakes, passionate low-carb crusader and proponent of the Banting diet, which has taken South Africa by storm.

Following the diet may well result in weight loss, partly because when dietary carbohydrates (pasta, potatoes, fruit, bread, legumes) are restricted, cells have to break down muscle and fat stores for energy, and primarily because of the overall lower calorie intake. However, research indicates any ...

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