Low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets have been associated with:
Lower increases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)
Lower reduction in serum triglycerides
Higher reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol
Similar weight loss at 6-12 months with calorie restriction
However, other trials have demonstrated that low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets were associated with a greater effect on weight loss and HDL-C changes than low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets.
As previously stated, the first-line intervention is usually a combination of nutrition, physical activity, and behavior change support, not just diet, and should be based on the health of the individual.
Learn more about evidence-based strategies for facilitating weight loss.
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Cite this: Romesh Khardori, Evelyn S. Marienberg. Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Facilitating Healthy Weight Loss? - Medscape - Nov 06, 2023.