There is No Difference Between Low-fat and Low-carb Diets

There is no difference between low-fat and low-carb diets when it comes to weight loss. The researchers revealed that there is not much difference between the two diets even they followed the DNA tests.  They were hoping that DNA tests would predict which diet was best.

The single factor that presents a difference in weight loss is a balanced nutrition plan, says a research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Some people follow low-carb diets and some believe low-fat diet could help them to shed the pounds but a new study suggests that both sides are right.

Lead author professor Christopher Gardner, of Stanford University, looked 609 adults between the ages of 18 and 50 with a body mass index between 28 and 40 for the genetic and insulin tests. The researchers wanted to discover how the body processes fats or carbs. Participants were divided into a low-carb and low-fat group. Gardner said both diets persuaded the same amount of weight loss.

By the end of the study, the researchers found variations in the results. Some of the participants lost as much as 50-60 pounds, while others even gained weight. The results suggest there is no difference between low-fat and low-carb diets and diet quality may help people lose weight and keep it off.

Lead study author and director of nutrition studies explained, “We really need to focus on that foundational diet, which is more vegetables, more whole foods, less added sugar and less refined grains.” “I think one place we go wrong is telling people to figure out how many calories they eat and then telling them to cut back on 500 calories, which makes them miserable,”