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    Low-carbohydrate diet causes more weight loss than low-fat diet: 15.6 lbs vs 14.1 lbs in two months


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    Friday, September 14, 2007 7:00 am Email this article
    People assigned to follow a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet containing about 30 percent fewer calories than normal lost slightly more weight than people assigned to follow a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet according to a study from Australia. Weight L oss

    Weight loss: 15.6 lbs vs 14.1 lbs

    People assigned to the low-carbohydrate diet lost an average of 15.6 pounds in two months compared to 14.1 pounds for those assigned to the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet.

     

    Improved Mood

    Improved mood with both diets

    Both diets were associated with improvements in mood.

     

    Subjects

    Subjects: 93 overweight and obese people

    The study involved 93 overweight and obese people who on average were 50-years-old and had a body mass index (BMI) of 33.6.

    REFERENCE

    Halyburton A, Brinkworth G, Wilson CJ, Noakes M, Buckley J, Keogh JB, Clifton P. Low- and high-carbohydrate weight-loss diets have similar effects on mood but not cognitive performance. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep, 86(3):580-87.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Human Nutrition
    Adelaide, Australia

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