A Little Weight Loss May Ease Sleep Apnea
In previous studies, the Paleo diet has routinely beaten low fat diets at controlling cholesterol and diabetes. The results are noteworthy because older women especially those who are post-menopausal have historically reported having a hard time losing weight, especially from their mid-sections, due to slower metabolisms and hormone disruptions. Researchers said Paleo dieters also reported feeling more satisfied and less hungry than low-fat dieters, which makes sense, since fat makes food taste better and boosts satiety. The Paleo diet emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits, and excludes gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, starches, alcohol and processed foods.
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Another expert welcomed the new study findings. “It is always wonderful when the take-home message is that so much of our health is under our control,” said Dr. Lisa Liberatore, an otolaryngologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “Our approach to treating obstructive sleep apnea is always to address any weight issues.
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