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  • A new study says if you wanna lose weight, low-carb is the way to go!

  • You heard it here: you can eat all the fat you want now!

  • Hey guys, Tara here for Dnews - and over the past couple of decades, the low-carb diet

  • has been front and center in almost every single diet plan out there.

  • The problem is, there haven't been any long-term studies, showing that it's more effective

  • for weight loss than a low-fat diet.


  • A new study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, followed 150 obese men

  • and women for an entire year - who were randomly assigned to either a low-carb or a low-fat

  • diet.

  • About half of the participants were white, the other half were black - and none of them

  • had any history of heart problems or diabetes when the study began.

  • People in the low-carb group were asked to eat fewer than 40 grams of carbohydrates a

  • day, while those in the low-fat group were asked to keep their daily calorie intake at

  • less than 30% calories from fat and 55% calories from carbs.

  • Neither group was explicitly asked to restrict their total number of calories, but they did

  • attend a series of nutritional and support sessions over the course of the study.

  • And after the year was over, the results pretty much spoke for themselves.

  • The participants were who on low-carb diets, lost an average total of 12 pounds, versus

  • only about 4 pounds for people on low-fat diets.

  • That's a pretty significant difference - but what's even better, is that their heart

  • health actually improved on a low-carb diet.

  • They had less inflammation, as well as better cholesterol and improved triglyceride levels

  • - two key hallmarks of good cardiovascular health.

  • Also interesting, is the fact that people on low-carb diets, lost weight - but also

  • increased their lean muscle mass.

  • On the flip side, people in the low-fat group, actually lost more muscle, compared to fat.

  • Of course, this study only examined the effects of those diets for a year, so it's unclear

  • how they'd fare over 3, 5, or even 10 years - but for the short term at least, it seems

  • low-carb is absolutely the way to go.

  • Even if you don't need to lose weight, the benefits it has for your heart - are pretty

  • undeniable.

  • And while we're on the topic of things that are good for you, let me remind everyone that

  • I host another show here on Discovery, called Anyhoo.

  • And a couple weeks ago, we did an episode on salt - and all of the myths surrounding

  • it.

  • So if you wanna know more about that, feel free to check us out at

  • In the meantime, let us know in the comments below if you've gone on a diet - and which

  • one was most successful for you.

  • That's all for me, but as always - thank you guys for watching.

A new study says if you wanna lose weight, low-carb is the way to go!

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Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat: Which Diet Is Better?

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