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.
I eat NO bread,pasta,rice or potatoes. I have gone from 340 lbs to 250 pounds in that year. My diabetes is in remission or cured depending how you look at it. I no longer require the drug Lopressor for high BP.My sleep apnea is cured,no more damn CPAP machine.
My lifelong addiction to carbs is treated the same way any addiction is treated...you stop doing them!At age 70 this year I feel I'm getting younger every day. I limit my carbs to veggie carbs and am more fit and active than I've been in ten years. Life is good.
Carbs are the enemy.
Kudos. You've done very well.
I’m too lazy to look up and include a link to the topic(s?) about the Aleut diet. :’)
thanks for the ping, half of America needs to be on a low-carb diet.
I lost 30+ lbs in 4 months my first time on Atkins(zero exercise). Gained most of it back after jumping off the wagon. Tried it again for 4 months...lost(maybe)5 lbs.
Diabetes (high glucose) does horrible things to all the organs.
He should take Benfotiamine/Allithiamine because diabetics are deficient in B1.
Just realize that it’s ok to not be in ketosis all the time.
Allow yourself an occasional pleasure, but stop eating when you’re no longer enjoying it.
The carb cravings will decrease gradually.
It’s probably not as fast as atkins proper, but you’ll stick with it longer.
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