Low-fat diet may be good for you, but it’s bad for you and your heart
Low-carb, high-fat diets have been shown to be less effective than low-carbohydrate, low-fat approaches in lowering cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.
Now, a new study suggests that a low-calorie diet might actually be better for your heart.
The study, led by an American heart surgeon at Boston University Medical Center, looked at the impact of a low fat diet on the heart of a person who has had a heart attack.
The doctor who led the study says it was an interesting study, because it is the first to look at this topic in a human being.
The researchers say the findings should help physicians develop guidelines for people with coronary heart disease.
“We think this is the most interesting study to date, and this is not an isolated study,” said Dr. Christopher H. Nevin, director of the Boston Heart Institute.
“This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, placebo controlled trial that’s comparing a low carb diet with a high fat diet.”
Nevin says this is a very good study, and he says it adds to a growing body of research that suggests a low carbohydrate diet might help people reduce their risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The study was conducted at Boston Health Care Center and included 789 men and women.
They were randomized to one of three groups: one group was given a low calorie diet (about 50 grams per day) and a second group was on a low low fat (about 40 grams per night) diet.
After the study was complete, the participants were asked to report on their health and health care status at 6 months and 12 months.
Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in the United States.
Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize have included those of the low fat, high carbohydrate diet.
In fact, the American Heart Association recommends a low sugar diet for heart health.
However, the results of the study do not support the idea that low fat diets are better for heart function than high fat diets.
“It’s important to know that the low- and high-carb diets were very similar in terms of caloric content,” Nevin said.
“The low- carb diet was less than 20 calories per day and the high fat was more than 60 calories per week.”
The study also found that people on the low calorie diets lost about 2 percent of their body weight over the course of the year.
The high fat group lost about 5 percent of body weight, the researchers say.
The average participant in the study lost about 15 pounds in two years.
Dr. Bruce R. Folsom, an associate professor of cardiology at Harvard Medical School and one of the researchers on the study, said the low carbohydrate diets may not be ideal for everyone, but they may be an effective approach for those who are overweight or obese.
Nevin and his team also looked at other factors that may be important in cardiovascular disease.
They looked at whether participants who were on the high- fat diet lost more muscle mass and whether they had lower levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol.
Nominations are still being made for the prize.
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