Low fat vs low carb and cholesterol
I know there have been links posted in this forum to studies showing that low carb diets are superior to low fat diets for improving cholesterol.
I can't seem to find them for some reason, can anyone link me to actual studies?
Weight and metabolic outcomes after 2 years on a low-carbohydrate versus low-fat diet: a randomized trial
"Conclusion: Successful weight loss can be achieved with either a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet when coupled with behavioral treatment. A low-carbohydrate diet is associated with favorable changes in cardiovascular disease risk factors at 2 years."
Last edited by ritz; 12-07-2010 at 07:49 PM.
Reason: added info...
Here's another one looking at the effects of a low-carb Mediterranean diet on glycemic control and CV risk factors in overweight diabetics
This is a guinea pig study but still has interesting results:
Carbohydrate restriction favorably alters lipoprotein metabolism in Emirati subjects classified with the metabolic syndrome. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19748249
A randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of carbohydrate-reduced or fat-reduced diets in patients attending a telemedically guided weight loss program. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19615091
Carbohydrate restriction, as a first-line dietary intervention, effectively reduces biomarkers of metabolic syndrome in Emirati adults. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19587123
And particularly relevant to this group...
Metabolic and physiologic improvements from consuming a paleolithic, hunter-gatherer type diet. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19209185
Sorry, got a little carried away digging around!