A low-carb diet has all the goodies your body needs. A low-fat diet doesnâ€™t. In the long run, a low-carb diet may be better than a low-fat diet and researchers have solid evidence to support this claim.
According the CBSnews, a low-carb diet actually adds more good choleserol into the body. Cholesterol tpyically stirs up bad feelings but "good" cholesterol is great for the body. People on low-carb diets get twice as much good cholesterol in the body as people on a low-fat diet.
Gary Foster, director of Temple Universityâ€˜s Center for Obesity Research and Education, who led the federally funded study stated:
â€œThe key difference was in HDL, or good cholesterol: a 23 percent increase from low-carb dieting compared to a 12 percent improvement from low-fatâ€
Participants were checked regularly for two years during their diets. Both groups had similar results but good cholesterol was found in the group who followed a low-carb diet.
It sounds like a low-carb diet is the way to go. Itâ€™s certain that many people will find this latest health discovery useful! The findings will be published in Tuesdayâ€™s Annals of Internal Medicine.
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