calories

posted on September 1, 2005 - 11:11am
Most people with limited mobility don't need to be told how hard it is not to gain excess weight, but many don't know that restricting calories without regard to protein intake can add to muscle wasting. Two new studies say finding the right balance is a challenge. Nutrition inadequate in many with MD Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, say adults with muscular dystrophy may...
posted on September 1, 2005 - 11:11am
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 5
Most people with limited mobility don't need to be told how hard it is not to gain excess weight, but many don't know that restricting calories without regard to protein intake can add to muscle wasting. Two new studies say finding the right balance is a challenge. Nutrition inadequate in many with MD Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, say adults with muscular dystrophy may...

Tips for a well-balanced nutritional program

posted on July 1, 2004 - 3:00pm
There’s no one perfect diet for everyone with a neuromuscular disease. The right program depends on your health profile, tastes and lifestyle. But nutritionists and physicians agree that, in general, the best weight loss plan involves well-balanced nutrition. Diet gurus may proclaim the miraculous effects of one kind of “macronutrient” over another — protein, fat, carbohydrate, grapefruit,...
posted on July 1, 2004 - 3:00pm
If they’re undertaken with care and supervision, exercises that strengthen and build muscle, and exercises that burn calories, can help you lose weight — or at least enjoy a little more food without gaining. Limited research suggests that most people with slowly progressive muscle diseases can do some exercise and gain muscle strength. Careful exercise even may protect muscles against damage from...