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  2. Jan 4, 2024

Plant-Based Low-Carbohydrate Diets Slow Weight Gain Compared to Animal-Based Low-Carb Diets

A new study has compared people eating low-carbohydrate diets. All groups gained weight on average, but those eating more plant-based foods and favoring whole grains instead of processed grains and sugars gained less weight than people following a diet that focused on animal products. The study used data from several large cohort studies that followed people eating a low-carbohydrate diet over four years.  


Liu B, Hu Y, Rai SK, Wang M, Hu FB, Sun Q. Low-carbohydrate diet macronutrient quality and weight change. JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(12):e2349552. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.49552

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