Published: 09/16/2015

Metabolic Effects of Weight Loss on a Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diet Compared With an Isocaloric High-Carbohydrate Diet in Abdominally Obese Subjects

Weight loss was similar in both groups (VLCHF & HCLF). Blood pressure, CRP, fasting glucose, and insulin reduced similarly with weight loss in both diets. The VLCHF diet produced greater decreases in triacylglycerols and increases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) remained unchanged in the VLCHF diet.


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