Low Carb Beats Low Fat for Weight Loss, CV Risk
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Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:49 PM

For weight loss and for reducing cardiovascular risk, cutting down on carbs was a more effective strategy than limiting fat intake in a randomized trial, researchers found.  They also had significantly greater increases in HDL cholesterol.  

"Our study found that a low-carbohydrate diet induced greater weight loss and reductions in cardiovascular risk factors at 12 months than a low-fat diet among black and white obese adults who did not have diabetes, CVD, or kidney disease at baseline," authors wrote.

"Restricting carbohydrates may be an option for persons who are seeking to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk factors and should be studied further," they concluded.

Source:  http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/47447