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    Low glycemic diet causes 11 lbs greater weight loss in patients with high insulin secretion

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    Monday, May 21, 2007 3:40 am Email this article
    Patients with higher than normal insulin secretion on a low glycemic load diet lost 11 pounds more than those on a low fat diet according to a study from Children's Hospital Boston in Boston, Massachusetts. Weight Loss

    Weight Loss in those with high insulin secretion, low glycemic vs low fat: 13.8 lbs vs 2.6 lbs

    Those with high insulin secretion lost an average of 13.8 pounds after a year-and-a-half compared to only 2.6 pounds for those with elevated insulin secretion on a low fat diet.

    No difference in those with normal insulin secretion

    There was no significant difference in patients with insulin secretion that was below the average.

    Diet Composition

    Diet Composition: Low glycemic, 40% carbs, 35% fat; Low fat, 55% carbs, 20% fat

    The low glycemic diet contained 40 percent carbohydrates, 35 percent fat and 25 percent protein, compared to 55 percent carbohydrates, 20 percent fat and 25 percent protein for the low fat diet.


    Ebbeling CB, Leidig MM, Feldman HA, Lovesky MM, Ludwig DS. Effects of a low–glycemic load vs low-fat diet in obese young adults. JAMA. 2007 May 16, 297(19):2092-102.


    Cara Ebbeling, PhD
    Division of Endocrinology
    Department of Medicine
    Children’s Hospital Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
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