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The Science of Low-Carb Diets

Reports on scientific studies having to do with low carbohydrate diets and related subjects (weight loss, obesity, nutrition, etc.)
  1. Prediabetes and Diabetes (11)
  2. News (125)
  3. Brains on Low-Carb Diets (1)
  4. Diet Comparison Studies (1)
  5. Conference Reports (5)
  6. Towards Medical Acceptance (1)
  7. Diabetes Studies (1)

Do Low-Carb Diets Work?
Find out what weight loss to expect on the first month of a low-carb diet.

Should You Try Low-Carb? A Look at the Science

How to Read Diet Research
How to understand the problems in diet research, especially regarding low-carb diets.

Science News from Laura's Blog - 2010
Reports of low-carb science in the news in 2010, from Laura Dolson's Low-Carb Diets blog.

Science News from Laura's Blog - 2009
Reports of science in the news in 2009, from Laura Dolson's Low-Carb Diets blog.

Science News from Laura's Blog - 2008
Reports of science in the news in 2008, from Laura Dolson's Low-Carb Diets blog.

What is a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)?
The basics about randomized controlled trials, particularly when used to study diet and nutrition.

Atkins Wins Four Way Food Fight
In a study of four diets published in March 2007, Atkins came out on top.

Low-Carb Comes Out Ahead in Diet Comparison
A July 2008 study in the New England Journal of Medicine compares three diets. Results and observations.

Saturated Fat: Not Guilty
Report from the 2008 Nutrition and Metabolism Conference, which focus on the research about saturated fat.

Study: Insulin Levels Show Who May Benefit from Carb-Cutting
This study showed that people with more insulin in their blood benefited more from a low carb diet.

Low Carb Dieters Eat More Veggies
Most low carb diets substantially increase their vegetable consumption, and other myth-busting stats.

Top Low Carb Stories of 2006
The top stories from the About Low Carb site for 2006.

Low Carb Diets: Your Heart is Safe
Report of a long term study in the New England Journal of Medicine in November 2006 on low carb diets and heart disease.

Protein Keeps You Satisfied Longer
More protein in the diet stimulates a peptide that keeps us satisfied longer.

Low Carb Diets Improve Cholesterol Even Without Weight Loss
The results of a study which looked at blood lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides) and what happened with various diets with and without weight loss.

Study: Lowering Fat in Diet Doesn't Protect from Cancer, Heart Disease
Feb 8, 2006 Report from the Women's Health Initiative study on low fat diets.

Opinion: Media Response to Low Fat Research
Editorial regarding the media response to the JAMA study about low fat diets and health risks in February 2006, with some thoughts about the science of low fat and low carb diets.

Different Diets for Different Bodies - Research on Insulin Resistance
This well-controlled study looked at the effects of insulin resistance on the effectiveness of high carb vs reduced carb diets.

2005 in Review
A review of the 2005's top ten important headlines in the science of low carb.

Weight Loss May Depend On Where Calories Come From
Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University discovered that a diet's overall "glycemic load" may be an important determinant of weight loss, but only for some people.

The Atkins Research Library
Lots of studies about the science of low carb eating.

A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes
Nutrition & Metabolism, 12/1/2005 (Abstract) The low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes such that diabetes medications were discontinued or reduced in most participants.

New Findings Help Explain How Brain Pathways Control Body Weight
Heavy-duty science article about developments in understanding the brain circuits that regulate weight. From Science News Daily.

Weight of the Evidence
This is a woman after my own heart - a low carber AND a science nut! Regina Wilshire analyzes the recent diet-oriented studies.

Rational vs Emotional Eating – It’s in Your Brain AND Hormones
Research shows that our brains respond to our appetite hormones by increasing so-called emotional eating.

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