Navigation Links
Experts Fact-Check 'McDonald's Diet' Story
Date:6/23/2008

Verdict: Crash Diets Often Crash-and-Burn

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) weighed in today on a weight-loss story in the headlines, warning that the "McDonald's Diet" adopted by one man is little more than a crash diet, not the kind of behavior change that results in safe, permanent weight loss.

Chris Coleson, a 42-year old Quinton, Virginia man who shed 80 pounds in six months by eating most of his meals at McDonalds, has attracted much media attention. Last December, at 278 pounds, the 5-foot-8 Coleson started eating two meals a day at the fast food chain (he skips breakfast.) Coleson spurned burgers and fries for salads and wraps and now weighs 199 pounds.

According to AICR Nutritionist Sarah Wally, RD, "We applaud Mr. Coleson's resolve, and his recognition that it was time to take action. Being overweight increases risk for heart disease, stroke, hypertension and Type 2 diabetes, and a recent AICR Expert Report concluded that excess body fat is a major cause of many cancers as well."

But Wally was less enthusiastic about Coleson's chosen method. "Mr. Coleson's weight loss was the result of extreme calorie deprivation. His reported daily intake - between 1200 and 1400 calories - was far below his body's needs.

"Rapid weight loss like Mr. Colson experienced is inevitable when calorie intake is cut so drastically, regardless of what - or where - you are eating. But it doesn't lead to sustainable, long-term weight loss and it can be dangerous," Wally said.

The chain offers wraps and salads, which can be healthful options - but which ones you choose, and how many extras you add, can drive up the calorie count quickly.

For example, a McDonald's Asian salad with grilled chicken and low-fat vinaigrette is roughly 340 calories. That same salad with crispy (read: fried) chicken and regular dressing contains 580 calories and provides mo
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Institute for Cancer Research
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Computers as safe as medical experts in prescribing blood thinning drugs
2. Cornell efficiency experts seek to save precious minutes in deploying ambulances
3. U.S. Preventive Medicine Experts Available to Discuss Role of Prevention in Avoiding Heart Attacks
4. Celebrities & Experts Join Forces to Help Prevent Elder Abuse by Giving Tips on Finding the Best Elder Care: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2008
5. Experts to develop national response to growing crisis of premature birth
6. Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers
7. Health Experts Call on Global Leaders to Ensure Access to Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccines
8. Experts to Develop National Response to Growing Crisis of Premature Birth
9. Worlds Leading Health Experts Urge Countries to Use Newly Released Data to Prevent the Death of Millions of Children Due to Rotavirus
10. Top Sex Experts Heat Up The Big Easy
11. Canine Cancer Web Exclusive for Dog Owners and Lovers, Presented by Morris Animal Foundation - Features Colorado State and Cornell University Veterinary Cancer Experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... well as evolutionary changes in a living organismhad been ... the genome. , However, recent studies have shown that ... that arise simultaneously and in close proximity to each ... in regions where chromosomal rearrangements take place. , The ... may one day lead to new cancer therapies, according ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Hamilton Facial Plastic ... its new Carmel office on July 30th. After months ... be moving to the state-of-the-art suite, located only steps ... space will allow for one-on-one patient comfort, shorter wait ... , Dr. Hamilton’s new office-suite will continue to ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... NJ. July 30, 2014. A new network of 25 ... Stroke Trials Network (NIH StrokeNet) is working to ... U.S. Despite advances of the last two decades, ... stroke causes death or disability for 795,000 Americans. The ... of the population. , To accelerate the pace ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Over 630 doctors worldwide are now certified ... minimally invasive treatment for gum recession. Santa Barbara, CA ... peers to be the “father of microsurgery” in periodontics ... Pinhole Surgical Technique® training course at the Chao Pinhole ... of the American Academy of Periodontics (AAP) 2010 Master ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Children’s Hospital ... celebrate Safety Day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... (29580 7 Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152). The event ... bike helmets, children’s activities, music, snacks and local public ... to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Biologists describe mechanism promoting multiple DNA mutations 2Health News:Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery Opens New Carmel Office 2Health News:Kessler funded as satellite site for NIH Stroke Trials Network 2Health News:Periodontist Dr. Dennis Shanelec Comments On The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique® Training Course 2Health News:Kohl’s, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Host Safety Day with Detroit Red Wings Defenseman Danny DeKeyser, Bike Helmets, Family Activities and More 2Health News:Kohl’s, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Host Safety Day with Detroit Red Wings Defenseman Danny DeKeyser, Bike Helmets, Family Activities and More 3Health News:Kohl’s, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Host Safety Day with Detroit Red Wings Defenseman Danny DeKeyser, Bike Helmets, Family Activities and More 4
... guidelines show half to two-thirds of women of childbearing ... News) -- A new study says federal guidelines on ... the category of "obese." , U.S. guidelines determine who ... whether a person,s height and weight are proportional. The ...
... much control a person has over their own health outcomes. ... when doctor and patient attitudes on the issue match up, ... Published online and in the May issue of the ... of a growing body of evidence indicating that patient-physician compatibility ...
... fewer side effects, experts say, , WEDNESDAY, April 21 (HealthDay ... promise in early testing as a possible new treatment for ... It,s too early to tell if the drug actually works, ... federal approval to be prescribed to patients. Still, the drug ...
... power, according to Penn State researchers who will test ... to help them manage their disease. The project, ... Chris Sciamanna, professor, department of medicine, Penn State College ... Lung and Blood Institute as part of the National ...
... ... , ... (Vocus) April 21, 2010 -- SafeShot Technologies, LLC , a leader in safety ... Emeritus Professor of Surgery at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. ...
... D.C. Women who have a breast density of 75 ... breast cancer that is four to five times greater than ... breast density one of the strongest biomarkers of breast cancer ... 101st Annual Meeting 2010, held in Washington, D.C., April 17-21, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More U.S. Women May Be Obese Than Thought 2Health News:Patient-physician compatibility increases odds of following doctor's orders 2Health News:Patient-physician compatibility increases odds of following doctor's orders 3Health News:In Early Test, New Hepatitis C Drug Shows Promise 2Health News:Knowledge is power in Penn State blood pressure study 2Health News:SafeShot Technologies Names Dr. Robert W. Beart as New Chief Executive Officer 2Health News:SafeShot Technologies Names Dr. Robert W. Beart as New Chief Executive Officer 3Health News:Mammographic density and risk of breast cancer 2Health News:Mammographic density and risk of breast cancer 3Health News:Mammographic density and risk of breast cancer 4Health News:Mammographic density and risk of breast cancer 5
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014  InnoPharma, Inc. today ... 10mg/vial (the generic equivalent of Zyprexa® injection), in Canada.  ... and disturbed behaviors in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar ... generic injectable drug, InnoPharma has entered into an agreement ... Canada will make, use, sell, market and distribute ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO ... non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that the Board ... and Chief Financial Officer Timothy W. Baker to ... will continue to serve as CFO and will take the ... Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Tim has ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... SAN DIEGO , July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... ) announced today that an article based on post-hoc analyses ... "Early Weight Loss While on Lorcaserin, Diet, and Exercise as ... in the online issue of Obesity , the official ... these analyses was to identify whether there is an early ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InnoPharma Announces Launch of Olanzapine for Injection, 10mg/vial in Canada 2Cynosure Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy W. Baker as President 2Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 2Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 3Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 4Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 5Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 6Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Publication of Post-Hoc Analyses of Lorcaserin Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results in Obesity 7
... Mass., Nov. 17 Decision Resources, one of the world,s ... finds that, driven by the continued dominance of opioids that ... cancer pain drug market will increase from $2.3 billion in ... France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan. , ...
... , DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 17 Oxygen ... the company has begun shipping Dermacyte(TM) Oxygen Concentrate Gel ... The shipments, which are going out today, cover orders ... milestone event for our company - actually shipping a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The Cancer Pain Drug Market, Driven by the Continued Dominance of Opioids, Will Increase From $2.3 Billion in 2008 to $3.7 Billion in 2018 2Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Begins Shipping Cosmetic Product to Customers 2
Subretinal Injection Cannula, Straight; 20g (0.90) x 1" (25mm); Tip Extension: 3mm, 32g (0.23); Angled at 35°....
Silicone Oil Cannula; 16g (1.40) x 8mm....
Injection Cannula, Straight; 20g (0.90) x 1" (25mm); Tip Extension: 5mm, 30g (0.30)....
...
Medicine Products: