Skip to comments.Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet
Posted on 01/20/2009 5:27:39 AM PST by decimon
People on low-carbohydrate diets are more dependent on the oxidation of fat in the liver for energy than those on a low-calorie diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a small clinical study.
The findings, published in the journal Hepatology, could have implications for treating obesity and related diseases such as diabetes, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, said Dr. Jeffrey Browning, assistant professor in the UT Southwestern Advanced Imaging Research Center and of internal medicine at the medical center.
"Instead of looking at drugs to combat obesity and the diseases that stem from it, maybe optimizing diet can not only manage and treat these diseases, but also prevent them," said Dr. Browning, the study's lead author.
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I’ve been on a low carb diet since 2000. Lost 20 lbs in 3 months and put about 10 back on. Modify the diet to include veggies/fruit etc and it works well! (I drink too much wine though...hense the 10 lbs)
Important news, and another argument for the “zone-positive” diet!
Makes sense from what I’ve seen in my patients and general nutrition overview.
Dump the mashed potatoes and the bread. Eat a bit more fish, chicken, and poultry. Maybe burn a few calories and hunt down your own venison. ;)
Or “no food” diet? Or “straight to the bathroom to blow chunks after dinner” diet?
I think she looks great! But she could use a little muscle, not fat.
Great, just when I change from low carb to weight watchers....
Careful, she'll pop your raft.
THey were making a low carb wine, but I can’t find it any more. I liked it, but it was pretty dry.
I recommend Gary Taubes’ GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES: FATS, CARBS, AND THE CONTROVERSIAL SCIENCE OF DIET AND HEALTH for an excellent history of how the medical establishment has treated diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Then try Dr. Malcolm Kenwick’s THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL CON: THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE AND HOW TO AVOID IT.
My husband's brother has Diabetes and has had a liver transplant. He has never been an alcohol drinker.
No, not the low carb diet, just good genes.
Most red wines are already low-carb. The yeast eats most of the carbs turning them into alcohol. White or sweet tasting wines though can be high in sugar.
The red had .9 carbs, while most dry reds have about 3 carbs. If you’re only drinking one glass it probably makes little difference.