Cutting carbs is more effective than a low-fat diet in losing weight, a Harvard study says

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A study of more than 60,000 dieters finds those who cut back on bread, pasta and potatoes lost more weight than those who cut back on butter and cheese

Cutting carbohydrates is far more effective than a low-fat diet in shedding the pounds, a major Harvard study has found.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted a comprehensive review of the data generated from 53 randomized clinical trials involving 68,128 participants in which they compared the long term effect of low-fat and higher-fat dietary interventions and analyzed for any difference in weight change.

The results showed that those who embraced the “low-carbohydrate diet” were about two and a half pounds lighter than low-fat diet participants, after a follow-up of atleast one year. However, low fat diets were still considered better than “usual diet” when participants did not change their eating habits…

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