Today, 1st of December, is observed as World Aids Day to support the people suffering with AIDS caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). For the last few decades there has been great attention given to HIV/AIDS with focus on its occurrence, causes, growth, harmfulness and possible preventions and cure. Researchers around the world have joined arms to fight and eradicate this deadly disease.
Studies have also shown that diet also has considerable impact on AIDS patients. Recent research done by Dr. Evgeny Vlad. Butorov from Municipal Center of HIV/AIDS prophylaxis, Surgut, Russian Federation, has shown that high intake of protein can aggravate things for the patients. The study was conducted on HIV-infected patients to assess how the dietary protein can help or hamper their conditions. Protein enhanced the growth of the virus, suppresses the human immune system and allows other viruses and bacteria to attack the patients. The study opens doors for further research on the impact of diet and also the development of treatments for this dangerous disease.
This study is published in Current HIV Research in the article, Impact of High Protein Intake on Viral Load and Hematological Parameters in HIV-infected Patients.
Obese people with diabetes are able to lose weight on high-protein diets and see improvement in both cardiovascular and renal health, without facing increased risks, according to new research reported by Medical Xpress
The study, conducted by University of Adelaide PhD student Eva Pedersen, compared the effects of a high-protein and standard diet in a year-long study involving 45 obese people with Type 2 diabetes.
The results show that weight loss achieved by both diets resulted in a range of benefits for the participants.
“High-protein diets are commonly used in our community, but concerns have been raised about the potential harmful effects of these diets on diabetic people’s renal function, which is often already compromised due to their condition,” said Peter Clifton, affiliate professor at the University of Adelaide’s School of Medicine and Eva Pedersen’s supervisor.
Within the first six months of the study, both diets helped the participants to lose weight, with almost 9 percent of body weight lost by those on the high-protein diet and more than 6 percent by those on the standard diet.
“Far from seeing any problems caused by the high-protein diet, the participants’ weight loss resulted in improvements to their renal health, as well as to their overall cardiovascular health and the control of their blood-sugar levels,” said Clifton.
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