New Study Confirms Low-Carb Diet is Heart Healthy

A two-year study shows that a low-carbohydrate diet coupled with behavioral therapy is associated with greater reductions in diastolic blood pressure, triglyceride levels, and very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

Researchers followed 307 patients who went on either a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet. Both groups received comprehensive, behavioral treatment, and both groups lost weight, with no differences in weight, body composition, or bone mineral density during the study period.

But according to an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the low-carbohydrate diet group had greater reductions in diastolic blood pressure, triglyceride levels, very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and lesser reductions in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

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