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    Love em or hate em? JAMA compares results on Atkins type plan

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    colette_heimowitz : Once Again, More Science
    Atkins Nutritionals Brings Out JAMA Study on Low-Carb Diet and Weight-Loss Maintenance
    Jul 06, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that dieters who had lost weight and were trying to maintain their weight loss burned significantly more calories eating a low-carb diet modeled after the Atkins Diet than they did eating a low-fat diet.

    According to a release, participants following the Atkins-like diet in the study burned about 300 calories more a day on a low-carb diet than they did on a low-fat diet. Additionally, there were several key health benefits experienced by those following the Atkins-like diet, including enhanced HDL, lowered triglycerides, minimized inflammation from baseline, and enhanced insulin sensitivity.

    The study examined 21 participants, ages 18 to 40, who had lost some initial body weight and each participant completed three different diets in random order for four weeks. One of the diets followed was modeled on the Atkins Phase 1 Induction diet, with only 10 percent of calories from carbohydrates, 60 percent from fat and 30 percent from protein.

    According to the researchers, "These findings suggest that a strategy to reduce glycemic load rather than dietary fat may be advantageous for weight-loss maintenance and cardiovascular disease prevention." "We are very gratified to see the research community continue to study and validate the Atkins Diet. In this study, the investigators looked at Atkins Induction phase only which caused superior energy burn at rest, as well as much better triglycerides, HDL levels, and overall metabolic levels," said Colette Heimowitz, vice president of nutrition and education for Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. "It would have been ideal if the researchers had the funding to follow a longer term protocol which would have allowed the participants to become adapted to fat burning and produce even more favorable results in regard to cortisol and CRP." Atkins Nutritionals is a company focused on the $2.4 billion weight control nutrition category, and offers a lifetime approach to weight loss and management.
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    Good stuff. Is this the same study that was covered here Good science, bad interpretation The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.

    I point there because its got the most "raw" data I can seem to come by on the study.

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    Thanks, yes, same study, but 2 different vernaculars in interpreting the same data.

    It was only a 4 week study, so it was just a bird's eye view of what longer term HFLC can do for overweight or obese people. They're planning a 2nd longer study that ought to be more in depth, & focused on the right targets. Also, it would be beneficial for them to expand the range of age groups beyond the 21 to 40 year olds in the next study.
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