The Oving Clinic
tel: 01243 773167
Open: 9AM-6PM
Tuesday: 9AM-9PM

Latest News

Platelet Rich Plasma injections – PRP – at Oving Clinic

Oving clinic is able to offer a new treatment for Regeneration of soft tissues and improving cartilage health in osteo arthritic joints. The benefits of a course of three injections seem to last on average about six months they do not work as well in elderly patients or females who are very overweight. We have […]

read the full story >>

Coccydynia – how we manage this at the Oving Clinic

After attending the Paris International Coccyx symposium recently I decided to post our revised approach in the light of the latest information from world experts. The system by and large follows that of JY Maigne and Doursanien who have researched this problem for many years. www.pariscoccyx2016.com Initial consultation After taking a comprehensive history, physical examination […]

read the full story >>

Weight loss – challenging chestnuts

Over the last 30 years anyone trying to lose weight will usually have been given the advice: Restrict calorie intake and maintain a balance of complex carbohydrates (60%) protein (25%) and fat (15%). Despite this advice the nation has been growing fatter and heavier with an increase in Type 2 diabetes. New research has shown […]

read the full story >>

WEIGHT LOSS - CHALLENGING CHESTNUTS

Over the last 30 years anyone trying to lose weight will usually have been given the advice:

Restrict calorie intake and maintain a balance of complex carbohydrates (60%) protein (25%) and fat (15%).

Despite this advice the nation has been growing fatter and heavier with an increase in Type 2 diabetes.

New research has shown that this advice may well have been wrong. There is evidence which shows that continued intake of high carbohydrates eventually makes cells more resistant to insulin – the hormone produced by the pancreas to stabilise the blood sugar level.

This is particularly true of simple sugars from sodas and sweet fruit drinks which are more likely to cause swings in blood sugar levels and increase hunger for more sugar (simple carbohydrate).

In contrast fat is more satiating and saturated fats are actually good for the system and do not increase the good small particle cholesterol or triglycerides.

SO those of you who remember ‘fads’ like the Cambridge diet of the 80s using protein shakes to lose weight or have found how well the Atkins diet can work for many people need not fear the barrage of criticism from traditional nutritionists. However old ideas are hard to change and consumer advertising from food and drink companies will keep pushing the sweet carbohydrates.

Another recent dietary approach which is very promising and quite painless is the 5:2 diet; 5 days of the week on a normal diet and 2 days 600 calories maximum. You get used to the low calorie day quite quickly and it is easy to bear when squeezed between 3 days of normal eating.

See BJSM 2103 P Bruknervol 47: no 11,663-4

myth busting in sports medicine

John Tanner

Share this page