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

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


January 12, 2018

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 reduction in serum triglycerides

  • Lower increases in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol

  • Higher reduction in LDL-C

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

Evidence regarding blood pressure changes between these diets is inconsistent.

For more on weight-loss recommendations for overweight patients, read here.

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