During the 8 years, on average, that women spent on the low-fat diet
Forsythe and her associates at the University of Connecticut in Storrs randomized a total of 40 patients, who were overweight, had metabolic syndrome, and were aged 18-55 years, to either of two diets: a very-low-carbohydrate diet in which 5%-10% of total calories came from carbohydrates, 65%-70% of calories came from fat, and 20%-25% of calories came from protein; or a low-fat diet
in which 55%-60% of calories came from carbohydrates, 25%-30% of calories came from fat, and 15%-20% of calories came from protein.
Although patients with such tumors have an elevated risk of relapse, a low-fat diet
reduced their risk of recurrence by 42%.
In any case, it's important to stress that the report is not claiming that a low-fat diet
prevents breast cancer.
The group consuming the low-fat diet
experienced a 9 percent improvement.
DENVER, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A meta-analysis released in the June issue of the British Journal of Nutrition shows that a carbohydrate-managed approach, such as the Atkins Diet, is more effective for long-term weight loss than a conventional low-fat diet
To illuminate the physiological role of TRIP-Br2 on fat storage and metabolism, the scientists conducted experiments on mice genetically engineered not to produce TRIP-Br2, known as KO (knock out) mice, which were fed either a low-fat diet
or a high-fat diet.
These two findings suggest that people following the low-fat diet
would be more likely to regain weight than those following the other diets, the investigators said (JAMA 2012;307: 2627-34).
The health profile of the mice on the yo-yo diet declined during their high-fat food phases, but their weight and blood glucose levels returned to normal levels during their low-fat diet
However, when the researchers broke down each group, they found that women who had estrogen-negative tumors were 42 percent less likely to have a relapse if they ate the low-fat diet
The researchers injected CCK into both the fat-snacking rats as well as the rats on the low-fat diet
In conclusion, although subjects on a high-protein, low-carb diet average a 3- to 4-kg greater weight loss over a 12-week period, compared with those on a low-fat diet
, there is no evidence to indicate that those diets may have a metabolic advantage.