This is important, because being overweight raises the risk of heart disease, especially fat around the waist. They also discovered that those on a low-carb diet lost about 10 pounds more than those on a low-fat diet.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is lending its support to a new study that shows a person's loss of belly fat—either in a low-carb or low-fat diet—could actually improve their blood vessels.
As reported in the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Friday, March 23, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/weight-loss-articles/an-effective-way-to-strengthen-blood-vessels), the study, directed at overweight people, was recently presented at an American Heart Association meeting.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin reports that, in the six-month study, researchers found that the more belly fat lost, the better arteries were able to expand when needed. This effect allows more blood to flow more freely. This is important, because being overweight raises the risk of heart disease, especially fat around the waist. They also discovered that those on a low-carb diet lost about 10 pounds more than those on a low-fat diet.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin also reports that, after six months, the low-carb diet led to an average drop of 29 pounds. The low-fat diet led to a near 19-pound drop. This was found among 60 adults who weighed an average of 215 pounds at the start of the program. All had moderate exercise alongside their diets.
In the low-carb diet used, up to 30% of calories came from carbs such as bread, pasta, and certain fruits, and 40% came from fat consumed from meat, dairy products, and nuts. In contrast, the low-fat diet consisted of no more than 30% of calories from fat and 55% from carbs. The low-carb diets led to greater loss of fat and at a faster pace, on average. Eating a lot of carbs can slow the rate of body fat loss while you diet.
The improvement in blood vessel flow signals that the people's arteries were functioning more smoothly. And, according to Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, it proved that losing belly fat directly contributed to it. While the low-carb people lost more weight, both diets had the same effect on blood vessels.
(SOURCE: "Losing belly fat, whether from a low-carb or a low-fat diet, helps improve blood vessel function," Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Mar. 13, 2012.)
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