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Low-Carb Diets and Heart Disease

Posted on Aug 21, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

by Jeannine Stein The fascination with low-carb versus low-fat diet continues; the latest news comes from a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine released Monday that found that people on both diets lost about the same amount of weight over two years. However, the low-carb group had an edge in raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering diastolic blood pressure The study looked at 153 people who were randomly assigned to a low-carb diet, and 154 to a low-fat diet. The low-carb group limited carbohydrate intake to 20 grams per day for the first 12 weeks, then gradually increased fruits,...

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