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    One year weight loss on low-fat vs low-carb diet: 11.7 lbs vs 13.2 lbs

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    Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:20 am Email this article

    After one year, overweight people on a low-fat diet lost a similar amount of weight as those on a low-carbohydrate diet (11.7 lbs vs 13.2 lbs) according to a study from researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA.

    “In this 12-month weight loss diet study, there was no significant difference in weight change between a healthy low-fat diet vs a healthy low-carbohydrate diet, and neither genotype pattern nor baseline insulin secretion was associated with the dietary effects on weight loss,” the authors of the study concluded.

    “In the context of these 2 common weight loss diet approaches, neither of the 2 hypothesized predisposing factors was helpful in identifying which diet was better for whom.”

    Subjects: 609 people, 18-50 years-old

    The study included 609 adults aged 18- to 50-years-old without diabetes with a body mass index (BMI) between 28 and 40 (overweight and obese).


    Gardner CD, Trepanowski JF, Del Gobbo LC, Hauser ME, Rigdon J, Ioannidis JPA, Desai M, and King AC. Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on 12-Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults and the Association With Genotype Pattern or Insulin Secretion: The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 2018 Feb 20; 319(7): 667-679.

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