Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Low Carb Diets and Your Brain

Some interesting research on low carb diets and your brain.

Low carb diets can curb epileptic fits in children.  Seizures dropped by 62% in children who were fed a very low carb diet.

A diet high in calories and protein can help people with traumatic brain injuries by reducing inflammation.

This article discusses who ketogenic (low carb) diets can help reduce mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.

Emily Deans, M.D., a psychiatrist, has a series of articles on diet and autism.  Her blog is on evolutionary psychiatry and she believes that a lot of today's mental illnesses have roots in the modern foods we eat.  She advocates a Paleo style diet.

And finally, in a psychological marketing article appearing in the Journal of Marketing Research, we have this gem.  A "low fat" label on food can make people eat more and feel less guilty--and get obese.

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