Published: 09/16/2015

A Randomized Trial of a Low-carbohydrate Diet For Obesity

The low-carbohydrate diet produced a greater weight loss (4%) than did the conventional diet for the first six months, but the differences were not significant at one year. The low-carbohydrate diet was associated with a greater improvement in some risk factors for coronary heart disease.


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