In The Quest For Weight Loss, Low-Carb Beats Out Low-Fat Diet

July 17, 2008

According to a new two-year study, a Mediterranean, or low-carb diet is far better than a low-fat diet in helping you shed those unwanted pounds..Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new two-year study, a Mediterranean, or low-carb diet is far better than a low-fat diet in helping you shed those unwanted pounds.

The new study was carried out with 322 moderately obese people, and was published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

The study tested a variety of diets on men and women, and found that the mean weight loss for a low-carb diet was 10.3 pounds. This type of diet had an unrestricted amount of calories.

This compares to diets such as one with moderate-fat and restricted calories with a mean average weight loss of 9.7 pounds.

For a low-fat diet, which included restricted calories, the mean average weight loss was just 6.4 pounds.

What the study shows is that a low-carb diet is far better than a low-fat diet to help lose weight.


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