A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet versus a Low-Fat Diet To Treat Obesity and Hyperlipidemia

  title={A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet versus a Low-Fat Diet To Treat Obesity and Hyperlipidemia},
  author={W. Yancy and M. Olsen and J. Guyton and R. P. Bakst and E. Westman},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • W. Yancy, M. Olsen, +2 authors E. Westman
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Context Low-carbohydrate weight reduction diets are popular despite a dearth of data on long-term efficacy and adverse effects. Contribution Community-dwelling hyperlipidemic persons were randomly assigned to either a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet or a low-fat, low-cholesterol, reduced-calorie diet for 24 weeks. Compared to the low-fat group, patients in the low-carbohydrate group lost more weight, had a greater decrease in triglyceride levels, and had higher high-density lipoprotein… CONTINUE READING
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