New Study Shows That Low-Carb Diet May Help Maintain Weight

Paula Liu
By Paula Liu
November 19, 2018Health

Trying to maintain weight? Trying out a new diet? Then perhaps a low-carb diet might be something worth trying.

According to a new study on calories and metabolism, the tipping point between a good or bad diet might not depend on how much a person eats, but rather, what is eaten.

In the study published in the British Medical Journal, it suggests that the best way to keep the pounds off may be to adhere to a low-carb diet.

The study derived from an experiment done by researchers. In the experiment, 164 overweight participants were studied.

These participants were divided into three groups, where each group was put on different diets—high-carb, medium-carb, and low-carb.

All three groups were required to lose 12 percent of their current weight.

The results of the experiment found that depending on what was eaten, the absorption rate was different—participants on the low-carb diet burned around 250 more calories a day than those on high-carb diets.

The findings suggest that limiting carbs may be a better way to approach dieting than cutting calories.

Despite the results, some experts aren’t completely convinced—they pointed out that the activities participants did outside the experiment may be the determining factor in the findings.

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