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Cholesterol-lowering foods beat low fat diet

A dietary intervention study of cholesterol-lowering foods with either two or seven counseling sessions significantly lowered LDL cholesterol (the lethal or bad cholesterol) compared with a control diet emphasizing reduced saturated fat consumption. The results between the groups receiving two … Continue reading

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Low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets may produce similar weight loss

My patients ask me all the time about the differences between the low-fat diets (i.e., South Beach) and the low-carb diets (i.e., Atkins). In the past, I’ve had little data on which to guide them, but my personal preference has leaned … Continue reading

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Low carb, high-fat diet negatively affects mood

There’s a new study out that compares dieters eating food high in carbohydrates and low on fat with those on a low-carb, high-fat regime similar to the Atkins diet. The results may surprise you. Bloomberg News reports that, according to … Continue reading

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Study indicates cutting calories may help people lose weight regardless of diet

A new study confirms that the type of diet you pick doesn’t matter so much for weight loss; it’s sticking to it that counts.  Researchers compared a low-fat, average protein diet, a low-fat, high protein diet, a high-fat, average protein … Continue reading

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