Controlled Trial of Low-Carbohydrate Diet for Obesity
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Low Carb Weight Loss Diet Trial (2)

The University of Pennsylvania Low Carb Study (2003)

Controlled Trial of Low-Carbohydrate Diet for Obesity

Results

This low carb trial found that severely obese subjects with either diabetes or metabolic syndrome lost 4% more weight (in the first 6 months) by limiting carbs than by cutting calories and fat. However, there was no significant difference between two groups after 12 months. The low-carbohydrate diet appeared to improve risk factors for heart disease, but the authors concluded that more research is needed on the safety and effectiveness of this low carb regimen

Source:
Foster GD and others. A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of a low-carbohydrate diet for obesity. Published, New England Journal of Medicine 348:2082-2090, 2003.

Note:

Several other low carb studies echo the above finding that low carb dieting produces more rapid weight loss than low-fat type diet plans, during the first 6 months of the diet trial, followed by an equalization of weight loss between the two groups of subjects by the end of 12 months.

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