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CARBS OR FAT?

DOES IT MATTER WHAT YOU EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT? ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

Eating less fat is a good idea if you want to lose weight, right? Not according to a study by Kerry Stewart and colleagues at Johns Hopkins. Stewart assessed the health impact on blood vessels of high fat versus high carbohydrate diets, and while doing so turned up a surprising finding.

STEWART: We decide to test people when they lost ten pounds so that the difference would be not how much weight they lost but how they got to that weight loss. What we found was those people on the low carb diet had no different a response in these vascular measures than the people on the low fat diet, and in fact, the people on the low carb diet reached the ten pound point in 45 days compared to 75 days in the other group.       :28

So clearly which nutrients you choose while dieting can have an impact on your rate of weight loss. At Johns Hopkins, Iím Elizabeth Tracey.

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