Low-carb, high-fat diets ‘do not increase heart risk’
Obese people who are trying to lose weight can adopt low-carb, high-fat diets and not worry about increasing their risk of heart disease, thanks to the findings of a new study.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions found that low-carb, high-fat diets are no more harmful to the arteries than low-fat, high-carb alternatives.
"Our study should help allay the concerns that many people who need to lose weight have about choosing a low-carb diet instead of a low-fat one, and provide reassurance that both types of diet are effective at weight loss," said the studies' lead investigator, exercise physiologist Kerry Stewart.
She even went as far as to say that more people should consider a low-carb diet as a good option.
Back in April, researchers from the University of the West of Scotland told slimmers that taking part in interval training will not only help them to lose weight, but cut their heart disease risk too.
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