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Low-Carb Diets With Fat Included May Be Best, New Study Concludes

By    |   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 09:56 AM

A new low-carb diet study suggests that avoiding carbohydrates and eating more fat can help a person lose more overall body fat and cut more cardiovascular risks than a low-fat regimen alone.

The study, published in the Annuals of Internal Medicine and funded by the National Institutes of Health, recently tested a diverse group of 150 men and women for a year and limited either the amount of carbs or fats they could eat, but not calories, The New York Times reported.

Those participating in the low-carbohydrate diet had "a more effective [result] for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than the low-fat diet. Restricting carbohydrates may be an option for persons seeking to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk factors."

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"To my knowledge, this is one of the first long-term trials that's given these diets without calorie restrictions," Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, told The Times.

"It shows that in a free-living setting, cutting your carbs helps you lose weight without focusing on calories. And that's really important because someone can change what they eat more easily than trying to cut down on their calories," Mozaffarian, who was not part of the study, continued.

CNN reported that participants saw a reduction in fat mass and cholesterol levels.

"With the obesity epidemic, everyone is really interested in the best way, the easiest way to lose weight," Lauri Wright, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told CNN. "For every one study that shows the low-carb is better, then there's a counter study that shows that low-fat is better. And it's very confusing."

Nutritionist Andy Bellatti told KQED Public Radio said he took issue with the study, saying that the difference between low-carb and low-fat diets is so insignificant that researchers could better serve consumers by focusing on how food is prepared rather than that he calls the "diet wars."

"And so, once again, the dialogue on health and diet is stringently focused on nutrients — an approach that is utterly unhelpful and misleading," Bellatti wrote on KQED's Bay Area Bites blog. "As I see it, there is nothing inherently bad for us about carbohydrates or fats. Our bodies require both. The more important question is whether we're eating whole, unprocessed foods."

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