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Study: Low-carb diet best for weight

In a two-year study released today, low-carb diets prove to be a more successful weight loss solution than low-fat or non-restricted carb diets.

July 17, 2008

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— The Atkins diet may have proved itself after all: A low-carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-loss techniques.

A bigger surprise: The low-carb diet improved cholesterol more than the other two. Some critics had predicted the opposite.

However, all three approaches - the low-carb diet, a low-fat diet and a so-called Mediterranean diet - achieved weight loss and improved cholesterol.

The study is remarkable not only because it lasted two years, much longer than most, but also because of the huge proportion of people who stuck with the diets - 85 percent.

Experts said the study - being published today in the New England Journal of Medicine - was highly credible.

Comments

Andrew Stahmer 5 years, 9 months ago

These are soooo stupid. You need a diet you can stick to for the rest of your life (if you want to keep that weight off long term!) Do you really want to go around not being able to put a sandwich or burger on bread/bun (and the rest of that goofy stuff) long term?!Why do we keep making it so complicated...it's SIMPLE:-eat less-exercise moreperiod, end of discussion.thank you and goodnight.

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