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Low-Fat vs Low-Sugar: Twins Test Which Diet Works Best

By Nick Tate   |   Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 06:04 PM

When it comes to losing weight, which approach is better: Cutting out sugar or limiting fat in your diet?
In an effort to provide a definitive answer, two 35-year-old identical twin doctors put the two approaches to the test. Chris and Xand van Tulleken conducted a month-long experiment, the Daily Express reports.
While Chris, a physician at University College Hospital, London went on a low-fat, high-carb diet, Xand, director of the Institute of Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University in New York, opted for a high-fat, low-carb regimen.

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According to an article Xand wrote for The Daily Mail, both brothers both lost weight but Xand lost the most — nine pounds in one month.
In conclusion, the brothers determined that eliminating a single item — like fat or sugar from the diet — is not a solution to weight loss. What's more, the British twins concluded that the real villains when it comes to weight gain are processed foods that contain a combination of high fat and high sugar.
"It is about building an environment in your life where you could easily eat a cheap and healthy diet and get enough exercise," Chris said. "It is amazing that we are not all fat and I come away with a sense that I know enough about diet and nutrition and I should be reducing the calories and building an environment where I can do that rather than looking for one toxic ingredient."

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When it comes to losing weight, is it better to cut out sugar or limit fat in your diet? To find out, two identical twin doctors put the two approaches to the test.

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