Is Low-Carb Really King of Weight Loss?

September 6, 2014 5:42 PM

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Is Low-Carb Really King of Weight Loss?

If you happen to keep up with nutrition news, you've most likely come across numerous headlines this week that, once again, proclaim low-carb the king of weight loss diets. The low-carb vs. low-fat debate has been going on for nearly two decades now but, not surprisingly, media outlets were quick to report on this study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine earlier this week.

The purpose of the experiment was to compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet with a low-fat diet both on body weight and heart health. The 150 racially-diverse participants, all of whom were obese, were randomly divided into two groups: a low-carb group and a low-fat group. The low-carb group...

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