Dr. Gary Foster, director of the obesity center at Temple University recently led a study that compared weight loss results from Atkins-style (low-carbohydrate) diets vs. low-fat diets. While the low-carb dieters had greater increases in HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels, both groups showed improved heart disease risk factors. Those improved factors included lower triglycerides and lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. According to Dr. Foster, “As little as four percent weight loss has been found to prevent development of type 2 diabetes.”    Duke Medicine Health News   Volume 11G

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