The purpose of this study was to determine whether a reduction in pulse wave velocity would be achieved by dietary carbohydrate (CHO) restriction, shown to bring about weight loss over a shorter timeframe. Men and women with characteristics of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome consumed a structured carbohydrate restricted diet for 3 wks. Subjects lost 5.4 ± 0.5% of body weight and experienced significant reduction sin blood pressure, plasma insuiln, and triglycerides. PWV was reduced by 6 ± 2% and fell significantly in women while no significant change was observed in men.
Effect of carbohydrate restriction-induced weight loss on aortic pulse wave velocity in overweight men and women.
Syed-Abdul (2018). "Effect of carbohydrate restriction-induced weight loss on aortic pulse wave velocity in overweight men and women." Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.