Low carb diet trumps low-cal for reducing weight and cancer risk

Study links heart-health risk factors to childhood obesity
January 13, 2012
I hope you’ll give my brand new devotional a look
January 14, 2012
Show all

Low carb diet trumps low-cal for reducing weight and cancer risk

The Chicago Tribune reported, “Following a low-carb diet, even for only two days a week, was better than following a calorie-restricted diet every day for losing weight and lowering insulin levels, which are both associated with lower risks of breast and other cancers,” according to a study “presented at the American Cancer Research Society meeting in San Antonio.”
Specifically, the study of 115 overweight or obese women with a family history of breast cancer “indicated that … low-carbohydrate diets, even at two days a week, beat the daily calorie-restricted Mediterranean diet for weight loss, body fat reduction and lower insulin levels.”
What’s more, “insulin levels dropped by 18 percent in the low-carbohydrate groups, compared to only four percent in the standard low-calorie diet group.”
One of the researchers said, “We know people find it difficult to diet seven days a week, so we tried the two-day approach, which seemed to help women adhere. Many got into the groove and ate better on their off days, too.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.