April 17, 2006
Dr. Tim Says...
I have written in this column on more than one occasion about the positive effects of calorie restriction on health. I find the idea interesting because one of the goals of Dr. Gourmet is to help you reduce through creative changes in recipes as well as portion control.
research on calorie restricted diets so far has been mostly looking
back at historic information in people. While this has shown
results that appear beneficial, it is important to have research
that is designed to answer a specific question and then have
researchers follow participants over time. Dr. Leonie Heilbronn
and her colleagues (JAMA 2006;295:1539-1548) designed
a study to look at the effects of a calorie restricted diet over
a six month period. More
on Eating Less...
am a 36 year old female who takes warfarin
due to antiphosphilipid syndrome. However I
have put some weight on and want to shift it.
As I live a sedentary life (I had a stroke
18 years ago) I can't exercise and have heard
apple cider is good to help lose weight. Is
it safe for me to take apple cider while I
remain in warfarin?
Dr. Gourmet Says...
Apples have very little Vitamin K and apple juice even less. So drinking apple cider should not have an effect on your Coumadin.
idea that apple cider can help you lose weight, however.... Read the
rest of the answer.