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Old 04-16-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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Going on a diet could increase your risk of developing potentially deadly conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, a study has revealed.
It found that those who controlled their calorie intake produced higher levels of the harmful stress hormone cortisol.


Read more: Dieting really CAN harm your health: Slimmers at higher risk of heart disease and cancer | Mail Online
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I wish they would make up their minds. For years we've been told that calorie restriction enables people to live longer.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:22 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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From the article:
Catherine Collins, chief dietitian at St George's Hospital in London, said that sticking to a diet of 1,200 calories a day was too severe for the body to cope with.
Instead, dieters should aim to restrict their calorie intake to between 1,500 and 1,800 calories a day, combined with regular exercise.
"Very low calorie diets do cause problems and it's not that unexpected that cortisol levels went up," she said. "We need cortisol for "fight or flight" situations."
It's not that dieting is bad for you, it's that an overly meager diet can be bad for you, and sensible dieters already know that.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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I am absolutely positive that I would rather die young than live my life overweight.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I am absolutely positive that I would rather die young than live my life overweight.
Wow! Do you REALLY value your life this little?

So what the hell does it matter that you can't go through life as toothpick?
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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Wow! Do you REALLY value your life this little?
If I were significantly overweight, I wouldn't consider it much of a life.

You sound fat.
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