Before starting any weight loss program we believe it is important to do your own research. To help you with that, we have compiled a few helpful scientific studies on a Low Carb Diet vs Low Fat Diet for you to review.
In addition to that we wanted to share a very interesting talk by one of the leading Scientist/Doctor’s in the field of Low Carb Diets to help control Diabetes.
The Latest Science Behind a Low Carb Diet & Low Carb Lifestyle.
Here are a few research studies that lay it all out in black and white.
The first is from the New England Journal of Medicine. Their study compared the effectiveness and safety of three distinct diets over a two year period.
A) Low-fat, restricted-calorie diet
B) Mediterranean, restricted-calorie diet
C) Low-carbohydrate, non–restricted-calorie. (Keto)
Their conclusions were that the Mediterranean and low-carb diets were an effective alternative to low-fat diets (aka – Carb rich diet). The study also noted that the Low Carb diet (Keto) had a more favorable effect on lipids. For their full conclusion visit the results here…
Next the team over at Annal of Internal Medicine conducted a study to see what effects a low-carbohydrate diet would have on body weight, diabetes and the risk factors for cardiovascular disease .
Their conclusions after a 12 month trial was that a low-carbohydrate diet is more effective for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than the low-fat diet. Restricting carbohydrate may be an option for persons seeking to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk factors. For their full conclusion visit the results here…
And third, PLOS published a peer review study comparing the effects of low carbohydrate versus low fats diet on weight and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in overweight and obese patients.
Their results suggest that changes to Government dietary guidelines should be reassessed to consider a low carbohydrate diet as safe and effective way to manage weight loss. For their full conclusion visit the results here…
In the above Scientific studies, researchers have proven time and again that a low carb diet is a much more effective alternative to other diet plans. Many of these studies show an increased improvement in health markers and in weight loss. So why are we so reluctant to change?
For even more information on the subject of Low Carb Diets for weight loss and heath check out the latest Book talk by Dr. Volek & Dr Phinney
To hear the latest developments in LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) and in Nutritional Ketosis pop over to Youtube to view Dr Phinney’s 2 part talk on this interesting subject.