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Women lost more weight with Mediterranean Diet than low-carb or low-fat: 14 lbs vs 5 lbs vs 0 lbs
Thursday, July 17, 2008 6:12 am Email this article
Among the 45 women who completed the two-year study comparing a low-carbohydrate diet to a Mediterranean diet to a low-fat diet, women following a Mediterranean diet lost an average of 13.6 pounds versus 5.3 pounds for those on the low-carbohydrate diet and only 0.2 pounds for those assigned to the low-fat diet. Study Details
Details about the study are posted here
Details about the study are posted here.
Shai I, Schwarzfuchs D, Henkin Y, Shahar DR, Witkow S, M.P.H. IG, M.P.H. RG, M.P.H., Drora Fraser, Arkady Bolotin, Vardi H, Tangi-Rozental O, Zuk-Ramot R, Sarusi B, Brickner D, Schwartz Z, Sheiner E, Marko R, Katorza E, Thiery J, Fiedler GM, Bluher M, Stumvoll M, Stampfer MJ. Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, mediterranean, or low-fat diet. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 17, 359(2):229-41.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition
Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems Evaluation
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P.O. Box 653
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
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On Nov 16, 2008 at 2:41 am Itsme wrote:
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Note that your link to the study details seems to point to a different study than you describe.
Secondly, any study that got that result must have had a "low-carb" diet that wasn't that low carb. That is the favorite way for researchers to sabotoge low-carb research. They'll have a diet of 125 or 150 g of carbs per day and call it low carb because it's less carbs than the average person consumes. Truth in labeling would require them to call these studies reduced carb, not low carb.
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