Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cutting Calories and Something Called CRP

It is another case of people learning more over time. We all know about losing weight by cutting calories. We also know quite well it's very difficult to cut calories for one major reason. Hunger. But there may be a very simple solution out there and it's worth looking into. According to a Penn State report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the key to losing weight and maintaining heart health could be by taking advantage of healthy grains. Researchers found those who trimmed calories and increased their whole grain intake shed more belly fat and lowered their blood levels of C-reactive protein, or CRP. Now, why is CRP important? It's a marker of chronic low-level inflammation in the blood vessels and both abdominal fat and CRP in excess are linked to heart attack and stroke.
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