Low fat diets don’t seem to help as much as…??
The New England Journal of Medicine Physician’s First Watch reported on this issue this morning.
[Dr. Croucher’s comment is this. We should focus on natural whole foods with our diet dominated by organic veggies. Meat and eggs should be grass fed, truly free range and organic. Find an organic farmer and buy from him/her. I never worry about fat. In fact I often put organic virgin coconut oil in my coffee. It bumps up the calories and the fat provides a good source of energy in the morning. Fish should be smaller creatures as the larger animals like swordfish, tuna and shark absorb more toxins than smaller fish. I think people should avoid artificial sweeteners and flavorings. The “low fat” products that taste sweet are usually full of toxic junk. Spend your hard earned money on good quality whole food. To get to and maintain a healthy weight, eat good food and exercise every day. You’ll probably need to spend less money on medical bills.]
Low-fat diets do not result in greater long-term weight loss than higher-fat diets, a meta-analysis in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology finds.
Researchers examined data from over 50 randomized trials comparing low-fat diets (≤10%–30% of calories from fat) and higher-fat diets in some 68,000 participants. Among the findings for weight loss of 1 year’s duration or more:
Low-fat diets led to significantly less weight loss than low-carbohydrate, higher-fat diets, with a mean difference of 1.15 kg.
Compared with other higher-fat diets, low-fat diets conferred similar weight loss.
Low-fat diets were superior only to usual diets.
By Amy Orciari Herman
Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS