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Mayo Clinic Minute: Low-carb diet findings and cautions

Mayo Clinic Minute: Low-carb diet findings and cautions

Mayo Clinic Minute: Low-carb diet findings and cautions

A new Mayo Clinic study shows low-carbohydrate diets are slightly more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets.

“Our review found those following the low-carbohydrate diet lost about 2.5 to 5 pounds more than those following comparison diets, which usually were calorie-restricted and or low-fat,” says Dr. Heather Fields, an internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic and the study’s lead author.

Dr. Fields says, although no short-term negative health consequences were noted, the research did not examine the long-term implications of a low-carb diet.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Fields further explains the study’s findings and notes important cautions that come with a diet low in carbohydrates. Jeff Olsen reports.

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20 Comments

  1. How did your great grandparents eat? There was no Heart Disease, Diabetes or many if at all overweight people back in those days.

  2. The Mayo Clinic diet recommends nearly killed me and my entire family .  Thank God for Low Carb ! It's time to bring down the industry funded money hungry hacks like the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Chan and the others.

  3. Can a low carb be just eating hamburger meat? And eggs, and tortilla lettuce wrapped sandwiches? I eat only 122 carbs a day I used to eat 621 carbs a day now I eat 122 carbs a day

  4. I have two common diseases on which the Mayo Clinic has been leading the pack in producing and promoting pseudoscience for the last several decades. I’m not surprised whenever I hear anything out of Mayo, it is almost always anti-science propaganda.

  5. I always defaulted to the mediterraian "diet" its balanced in a lot of ways and your not cutting much out. Many middle eastern dishes are really good and not processed. Basically anything processed is bad just have to be moderate about it.

  6. After 21 months eating low carb I've lost 60 lbs easily. Low carb eating is not just slightly more effective than a low fat diet. I got fat eating a low fat diet for 45 years.

  7. Low carbs will deplete your muscular glycogen and water thus the preserved weight loss , actual fat loss is a different topic

  8. I cannot get into burning weight on this kinosis diet. I did lose 167 lb keeping my carbs to 25 per meal. But it's 61 my body is just not moving any of that weight. I'm riding on these sites just no good nobody ever answers you they make a video and disappear if I don't hear from anybody I'm beginning to think all these people who have 16k followers it's a bunch of horse pucky there's nobody watching it at all they're paying YouTube every month to make it look like they have followers as they do on Facebook and Twitter.

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