A well-controlled, head-to-head comparison of low fat and low carbohydrate diets reveals (to no one s amazement) that there isn t much difference between them when it comes to weight loss.
Yesterday, we discussed a randomized trial that indicated low-carbohydrate diets were superior to low-fat diets with respect to weight loss efficacy. Today, we may have to take it all back,
Ever since the late Dr. Atkins published his very-low carbohydrate diet in the early 1970s, there has been dissention among nutritional experts on the utility and safety of this diet species. In particular, its efficacy for weight loss as well as its effect on the risk of heart disease has been questioned,