Changes in Body Weight and Metabolic Indexes in Overweight Breast Cancer Survivors Enrolled in a Randomized Trial of Low-Fat vs. Reduced Carbohydrate Diets

Description:

A group of overweight female breast cancer survivors were assigned either a low-fat diet or Modified Atkins Diet. All subjects demonstrated improvements in total/HDL cholesterol ratio, and significant reductions inHbA1c, insulin, and HOMA. Triglycerides levels were significantly reduced only in the low-carbohydrate diet group. Significant improvements in weight and metabolic indexes can be demonstrated among overweight breast cancer survivors adherent to either the Modified Atkins Diet or fatrestricted diet.

Reference:

Stewart (2011). "Losing 10 Lbs With A Low-CHO Diet Plus Exercise Does Not Impair Vascular Function." Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 43(5): 154.

Url: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21058203