Recent Clinical Trails on Diets
Sunday, Sep 18, 2011
In this study, premenopausal overweight and obese women assigned to follow the Atkins diet, which had the lowest carbohydrate intake, lost more weight and experienced more favorable overall metabolic effects at 12 months than women assigned to follow the Zone, Ornish, or LEARN diets. While questions remain about the long-term effects and mechanisms, a low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet may be considered a feasible alternative recommendation for weight loss.
Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish and LEARN Diets for Change in Weight and Related Risk Factors Among Overweight Premenopausal Women, Christopher D. Gardner, PhD et al, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 2007, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17341711?dopt=Abstract&otool=stanford.