Randomized Trial Comparing a Very Low Carb Diet and a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet in Healthy Women
Details: 53 healthy but obese females were randomized to either a low-fat diet, or a low-carb diet. Low-fat group was calorie restricted. The study went on for 6 months.
Weight Loss: The women in the low-carb group lost an average og 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs), while the low-fat group lost an average of 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs). The difference was statistically significant at 6 months.
Conclusion: The low-carb group lost more weight (2.2 times as much) and had significant reductions in blood triglycerides. HDL improved slightly in both groups.
Read more at The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Medicine by way of Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition.