Low carb diets good for weight but not LDL

A recent study has compared the effects of low vs high carbohydrates diets on fat in the blood. This was carried out in a small sample of obese men and women using diets that contained either low or high carbohydrates.

After six weeks of consuming diets containing different levels of carbohydrate and fat, subjects’ weight and blood fats were compared. All participants lost similar amounts of weight but LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol levels only decreased in those eating the high carbohydrate diet. Therefore, it is possible that low carbohydrate diets are not suitable for LDL cholesterol reduction.

Info: South African Sugar Association. For more information visit their website at http://www.sasa.org.za