Average Change in Serum Lipid Measures at 12 Weeks Low-carbohydrate diet Low-fat diet
(n = 16) (n = 11) HDL cholesterol +14% -3% Triglycerides -52% -11% LDL cholesterol +6% -5% Source: Ms.
He cautioned that the study does not establish that a low-fat diet
will protect breast cancer survivors and is, therefore, insufficient to recommend that postmenopausal women with breast cancer use dietary fat reduction to reduce the risk of recurrence.
Over the course of the study, the low-fat diet
group experienced a 12 percent decrease in high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), the "good cholesterol," but the moderate-fat diet group experienced no change.
for long-term weight loss: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
The National Institutes of Health is funding a study that will track 360 participants at three universities for at least a year to compare the Atkins diet and a low-fat diet
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine(2008) showed that a low-carbohydrate diet like Atkins had a more favorable effect on blood lipid levels than both the Mediterranean diet and a low-fat diet
Stewart added that there's still some bias in the medical community against a low-carb diet, which, by definition has a higher percentage of fat and protein than a low-fat diet
5 kg) than did the 36 patients on the low-fat diet
A low-fat diet
that's rich in vegetables, beans, and whole grains lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol more than an equally low-fat diet
without those extras.
This was a low-tech intervention: Participants were given a copy of an Atkins book or a manual on the low-fat diet
, and then had casual follow-up on a monthly basis.
The swing back to Atkins is a response to the fact that a low-fat diet
hasn't worked for a lot of people because they stuff in carbohydrates,'' said Dr.
The second study, showing that a low-fat diet
did not reduce the risks of cancer and heart disease among postmenopausal women, was released earlier this month.