Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Facilitating Healthy Weight Loss?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD; Evelyn S. Marienberg, MD


November 08, 2022

According to the ACC, AHA, and TOS guidelines, when low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets are compared with high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets, the following are associated with the former:

  • Lower increases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol

  • Lower reduction in serum triglycerides

  • Higher reduction in LDL-C

  • Similar weight loss at 6-12 months with calorie restriction

A recent National Institutes of Health pilot study found that people on a low-fat, plant-based diet consumed fewer daily calories but had higher insulin and blood glucose levels, compared with when they ate a low-carbohydrate, animal-based diet.

Learn more about evidence-based strategies for facilitating weight loss.


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