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Old 09-06-2007, 07:41 PM
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Default New Study - Low Carb Diet vs. Higher Carb Diet

This is an interesting new study that compares a (L)ow (C)arb (H)igh (F)at diet and a (H)igh (C)arb (L)ow (F)at diet.

Results: The LCHF diet resulted in significantly greater weight loss than did the HCLF diet (7.8 � 0.4 and 6.4 � 0.4 kg, respectively; P = 0.04). Both groups showed improvements in psychological well-being (P < 0.01 for time), with the greatest effect occurring during the first 2 wk, but there was no significant difference between groups. There were no significant between-group differences in working memory (P = 0.68), but there was a significant time x diet interaction for speed of processing (P = 0.04), so that this measure improved less in the LCHF than in the HCLF diet group.

Conclusions: Both dietary patterns significantly reduced body weight and were associated with improvements in mood. There was some evidence for a smaller improvement in cognitive functioning with the LCHF diet with respect to speed of processing, but further studies are required to determine the replicability of this finding.
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Carbs don't make you fat, refined sugar does,as well as corn syrup, etc, and lack of exercise.
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The book, "The Diabetes Solution" by Richard Bernstein M.D. clarifies that the hormone insulin, which is required for the body's use of glucose (which is broken down carbohydrate primarily), also signals the body to store fat. The hormone insulin, whether produced by the body or injected as in diabetes, also signals the hunger response.

After having Type 1 diabetes for 48 years, I feel like I finally understand and can do something effective about my condition! I've lost over 20 lbs. in 5 months and my blood sugars are definitely improving.

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Me, personally, I don't pay attention to those diets. I just eat regular balanced meals.
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dietgirl, if you have diabetes, then dr berstein's book is an excellent book to read... its not just a diet book, its a book on how to cure diabetes or at least minimalize the amount of meds a person would have to take. Also, if your diet is a normal american standard balanced diet, you are in for lots of trouble...seems we have been decieved into believing that all carbs are created equal, and all fats are bad for us.... Its not quite as simple as some want us to believe!
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