Fasting Plasma Glucose and Insulin Are Determinants of Dietary Weight Loss Success

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, together with colleagues from the University of Colorado, Tufts University, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBER OBN) and Gelesis, Inc., presented new data demonstrating that blood sugar (glucose) and/or fasting insulin should be used to select the right diet, particularly for […]

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Metabolic Effects of Weight Loss on a Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diet vs Isocaloric High-Carbohydrate Diet

88 individuals with abdominal obesity were randomized to a very low-carb or a low-fat diet for 24 weeks. Both diets were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost an average of 11.9 kg (26.2 lbs), while the low-fat group lost 10.1 kg (22.3 lbs). However, the difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: The low-carb group lost […]

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Weight Loss With a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet

322 obese individuals were randomized to three diets: a low-carb diet, a calorie restricted low-fat diet and a calorie restricted Mediterranean diet. Study went on for 2 years. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs), the low-fat group lost 2.9 kg (6.4 lbs) and the Mediterranean diet group lost 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs). […]

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Effects of Dietary Coconut Oil in Women Presenting Abdominal Obesity

Forty women with abdominal obesity were randomized to take 10 ml of soybean oil or coconut oil at each meal, three times per day for 12 weeks. This amounted to 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of coconut oil per day. They were instructed to follow a low-calorie diet and walk 50 minutes daily. Results Both groups […]

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A Low-Carbohydrate Diet is More Effective in Reducing Body Weight

13 diabetic and 13 non-diabetic individuals were randomized to a low-carb diet or a “healthy eating” diet that followed the Diabetes UK recommendations (a calorie restricted, low-fat diet). Study went on for 3 months. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 6.9 kg (15.2 lbs), compared to 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs) in the low-fat group. Conclusion: The low-carb […]

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Low-and High-Carbohydrate Weight-Loss Diets Have Similar Effects on Mood but Not Cognitive Performance

93 overweight/obese individuals were randomized to either a low-carb, high-fat diet or a low-fat, high-carb diet for 8 weeks. Both groups were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs), while the low-fat group lost 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs). The difference was statistically significant. Conclusion: The low-carb group lost more weight. Both groups […]

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Perceived Hunger and Weight Loss in Overweight Premenopausal Women in LC Diet vs LF diet

28 overweight premenopausal women consumed either a low-carb or a low-fat diet for 6 weeks. The low-fat group was calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The women in the low-carb group lost 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs) compared to the low-fat group, which lost 4.2 kg (9.3 lbs). The results were statistically significant. Conclusion: The low-carb diet caused significantly more […]

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Comparison of A Low-Fat Diet to A Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Risk Factor for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

40 overweight individuals were randomized to a low-carb and a low-fat diet for 10 weeks. The calories were matched between groups. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs) and the low-fat group lost 6.8 kg (14.9 lbs). The difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: Both groups lost a similar amount of weight. […]

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Comparison of Low-Carb and Low-Fat on Weight Loss and Body Composition

Details: A randomized, crossover trial with 28 overweight/obese individuals. Study went on for 30 days (for women) and 50 days (for men) on each diet, that is a very low-carb diet and a low-fat diet. Both diets were calorie restricted. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost significantly more weight, especially the men. This was despite […]

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A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet versus A Low-Fat Diet to Treat Obesity and Hyperlipidemia

Details: 120 overweight individuals with elevated blood lipids were randomized to a low-carb or a low-fat diet. The low-fat group was calorie restricted. Study went on for 24 weeks. Weight Loss: The low-carb group lost 9.4 kg (20.7 lbs) of their total body weight, compared to 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs) in the low-fat group. Conclusion: […]

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