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[IP] FW: NNF - Low-Carbohydrate Diet and Weight Loss 2

Part 2, forwarded with permission.

Jim Handsfield
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The opinions expressed are mine alone and do not necessarily represent those
of my wife who runs our house and makes more important decisions than I do.

> -----Original Message-----
> June 24, 2003
> "Nutrition news is important.  We help you understand it!"
> Today's Topic: Low-Carbohydrate Diet and Weight Loss - 2
> The low-carbohydrate diet popularized by Dr. Robert Atkins was tested
> for one year in 63 obese adults.  It was compared with a low-fat diet
> and professional contact was minimized, according to the authors, to
> mimic how the average person approaches weight loss diets.
> The subjects had an average BMI of 34 and half were told to follow one
> of the two diets.  At 3 and 6 months, those on the low-carbohydrate
> diet weighed significantly less with the greatest loss being 7 kg
> (15 lbs) versus 3.2 kg (7 lbs).  However, at 12 months both groups had
> regained about half the lost weight and there was no longer any
> statistical difference between the two groups.  The study was
> published in the May 22, 2003 New England Journal of Medicine.
> < http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/348/21/2082 >
> HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: A major failing of this study
> was that almost no advice on how to restrict calories was given to the
> low-fat diet group, but it was fairly easy for those restricting
> carbohydrates to identify target foods.  In this study, serum total
> and LDL cholesterol dropped in those on the low-fat group but not in
> the low-carbohydrate group.  However, HDL cholesterol increased in
> that former group.  By the end of the 5 months, only 20 percent were
> in ketosis, indicating most who remained in the study were no longer
> restricting carbohydrates to a large extent.  Also, 40 percent of the
> subjects dropped out.  This study shows relatively short-term benefit
> of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss with no benefit on insulin.
> Mixed results that cannot recommend or advise against such a diet.
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