Low-carbohydrate diet review: shifting the paradigm.

  title={Low-carbohydrate diet review: shifting the paradigm.},
  author={Adele H. Hite and Valerie Goldstein Berkowitz and Keith Berkowitz},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  volume={26 3},
What does a clinician need to know about low-carbohydrate (LC) diets? This review examines and compares the safety and the effectiveness of a LC approach as an alternative to a low-fat (LF), high-carbohydrate diet, the current standard for weight loss and/or chronic disease prevention. In short-term and long-term comparison studies, ad libitum and isocaloric therapeutic diets with varying degrees of carbohydrate restriction perform as well as or better than comparable LF diets with regard to… 

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