The evidence -based nutrition website Authority Nutrition has done a fantastic job in pulling together 23 scientific studies published in respected journals comparing low carb with low fat diets. Please read the full article (link below) but here’s an extract from the introduction and conclusion on what the studies show…
Some believe that increased fat in the diet is a leading cause of all kinds of health problems, especially heart disease.
This is the position maintained by most mainstream health organizations.
These organizations generally recommend that people restrict dietary fat to less than 30% of total calories (a low-fat diet).
However… in the past 11 years, an increasing number of studies have been challenging the low-fat dietary approach.
Many health professionals now believe that a low-carb diet (higher in fat and protein) is a much better option to treat obesity and other chronic, Western diseases…
I have analyzed the data from 23 of these studies comparing low-carb and low-fat diets.
All of the studies are randomized controlled trials, the gold standard of science. All are published in respected, peer-reviewed journals…
These studies are scientific evidence, as good as it gets, that low-carb is much more effective than the low-fat diet that is still being recommended all over the world.
It is time to retire the low-fat fad!
See the full article and the 23 studies with charts of the outcomes and much more at: 23 Studies on Low-Carb and Low-Fat Diets – Time to Retire The Fad (highly recommended!)
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