Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet

@article{Volek2008CarbohydrateRH,
  title={Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet},
  author={Jeff S Volek and Stephen D Phinney and Cassandra E. Forsythe and Erin E. Quann and Richard James Wood and Michael J. Puglisi and William J. Kraemer and Doug M. Bibus and Maria Luz Fernandez and R. D. Feinman},
  journal={Lipids},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={297-309}
}
We recently proposed that the biological markers improved by carbohydrate restriction were precisely those that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and that the common thread was regulation of insulin as a control element. We specifically tested the idea with a 12-week study comparing two hypocaloric diets (~1,500 kcal): a carbohydrate-restricted diet (CRD) (%carbohydrate:fat:protein = 12:59:28) and a low-fat diet (LFD) (56:24:20) in 40 subjects with atherogenic dyslipidemia. Both… CONTINUE READING

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