How to lose weight without medication
If you’re looking to lose pounds without medication, you’ll want to take heart.
A new study suggests you may be getting some help from your diet.
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) recommendations for treating heart disease and stroke have shifted dramatically in recent years.
While the current recommendations for heart health focus on keeping your blood pressure at a healthy level, new studies suggest you can also improve your heart health without medications.
The first paper to look at the effect of a lifestyle change on heart health in adults, published last week in the journal Circulation, found that a diet with lower calorie consumption could improve the blood pressure of those who are obese or underweight, according to the journal.
Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston analyzed data from more than 5,000 people who had a body mass index (BMI) of between 25 and 29.9 and also followed them for four years.
During the study, participants were told they could switch from a traditional American diet, which was low in fat, to one that included less fat, a Mediterranean-style diet, or a low-fat diet, and were also told they had to stick to their weight loss goal.
They were told to cut out sugar, processed foods and high-calorie beverages, and eat their favorite foods, including vegetables, fruits and whole grains, which could help prevent weight gain.
Participants were also given advice on how to keep their cholesterol levels under control, and how to lose body fat.
The results showed that those who cut out calories but also followed a low fat diet improved their cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as their blood pressure.
Those who ate a high-fat Mediterranean diet also improved their blood pressures.
The researchers say that high-protein, high-carbohydrate diets with fewer calories than a traditional diet could help decrease your risk of heart disease, stroke and other health conditions, according the journal Health Affairs.
The findings, which also showed that participants who followed a Mediterranean diet had lower rates of obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, are likely to have more research to back them up.
A previous study of Mediterranean-dieters showed that they had lower risk of diabetes, heart disease or stroke than those who followed an American diet.
However, those who switched to a Mediterranean or low-carb diet also had lower risks of diabetes and heart disease.
In addition, the study showed that eating a Mediterranean lifestyle improved blood pressure by 25 percent, while a Mediterranean low-protein diet improved it by 18 percent.