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Heart Health

03 August 2010

Low-carb curbs heart risk factors

Cutting carbs may have an advantage when it comes to some heart risk factors.

Low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets can be equally effective at helping obese adults shed weight over the longer term, but cutting carbs may have an advantage when it comes to some heart risk factors, a study suggests.

Still, that does not mean that everyone hoping to lose weight should go low-carb, according to lead researcher Dr. Gary D. Foster of Temple University in Philadelphia.

 

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