Crash dieting is hard on the heart
Over the past month, many have been trying again to lose weight, a slow and discipline process. Unfortunately, to speed things up, some people resort to short-cuts such as crash diets, which provide as little as 600-800 calories. Researchers at the University of Oxford discovered, however, that these restricted diets can cause transient deterioration in heart function. The research, presented to the European Society of Cardiology, recommended that heart disease patients, in particular, should seek medical advice before embarking on such a program.