Keeping weight off depends on carbohydrates

Published: Wednesday, June 27 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Our take: A new suggests that there may be more to maintaining weight loss than low-fat diets, in fact, a low carb diet may be the key.

Doctors and scientists are interested in finding the best ways to maintain weight loss knowing that just one in six overweight and obese adults in the U.S. said they were able to maintain weight loss of at least 10 per cent for a year in national surveys.

"These findings suggest that a strategy to reduce glycemic load rather than dietary fat may be advantageous for weight-loss maintenance and cardiovascular disease prevention."

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