Study: No significant difference in weight change between low carb and low fat diets

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(ABC News) — According to a group of researchers at Stanford, there is no significant difference in weight change between low carb and low fat diets.

600 people were randomly assigned to one diet or the other, and then attended small group sessions led by health educators. After 12 months, they weighed in.

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The low carb group lost an average of six kilograms, while the low fat group lost 5.3 kilograms.

The results also showed that there was no specific gene pattern that affects which diet makes you lose weight. Also, no specific insulin level was associated with the dietary effects of weight loss.

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There are no magic bullets, but the health effects of weight loss are certainly magical.

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