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Low Glycemic Load Diet Found To Be Better For Keeping Weight Off

June 27, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
Researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston who studied the impact of three common diets on 21 overweight and obese adults over four years found that a low-fat diet seems to increase the risk of regaining weight. The researchers, curious about which diet is better at keeping weight off after initial weight loss, found the risk was less with a low-glycemic index diet, and least with a very low-carbohydrate diet. "These findings suggest that a strategy to reduce glycemic load rather than dietary fat may be advantageous for weight-loss maintenance and cardiovascular disease prevention,” the authors wrote.
Cara B. Ebbeling et al. , "Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight-Loss Maintenance", JAMA, June 27, 2012, © American Medical Association
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