Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New research suggests you can lose as much weight on a low-carb diet as a low-fat one -- and it might even be better for your heart.
Both diets improved cholesterol in a two-year study that included intensive group counseling. But those on the low-carbohydrate diet got a bigger boost in their so-called good cholesterol.
The latest test is one of the longest to compare the approaches. At the end of two years, average weight loss was the same for both -- about 15 pounds or 7 percent of body weight.
The key difference was in good cholesterol. Low-carb dieters' good cholesterol improved by 23 percent compared to 12 percent for low-fat. The findings are published in Tuesday's Annals of Internal Medicine.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 99790519 - wilx.com/a?a=99790519