Healthy Diet Promotes Weight Loss Rather the Genetics

Healthy Diet Promotes Weight Loss Rather the Genetics

It's the New Year, which means men and women around the world are trying to lose weight. It's an especially noteworthy piece of research because it's unusually large and high quality for a weight loss trial. "But for that to work, most people will need an environment that encourages healthy eating, rather than one that is full of heavily advertised, convenient and affordable junk food". However, it's better to stop counting calories, a new study has found.

Researchers at Stanford University pitted two diets against each other: low-carb vs. low-fat. This was a randomized clinical trial that recruited over 600 healthy participants roughly 40 years of age and monitored their food intake over the course of a year. The low-carb group was trained to choose nutritious foods like olive oil, salmon, avocados, hard cheeses, vegetables, nut butters, nuts and seeds, and grass-fed and pasture-raised animal foods. Participants also needed to use olive oil frequently while cooking meals at home.

"What this study demonstrates is that you can eat healthy low-carb and low-fat [foods], and when you do, it works", said Robert Lustig, emeritus professor of pediatrics at UCSF, who was not involved with the study.

Even though foods like white bread, white rice, and baked goods like muffins are low-fat, researchers asked participants to avoid eating them throughout the study. In classes with the dietitians, most of the time was spent discussing food and behavioral strategies to support their dietary changes. The focus of the study, according to researchers, was to shift the relationship that people have with food, encouraging them to make healthier choices that would satisfy their hunger. By the second month, the researchers asked the two groups to add at least 5 to 15 grams of carbohydrates and fats back to their diet.

"We've all heard stories of a friend who went on one diet and it worked great and then another friend tried the same diet, and it didn't work at all", said Christopher Gardner, PhD, a professor of medicine and lead author of the study.Gardner and his team of researchers assessed 609 overweight adults across the United Kingdom with ages ranging from 18 to 50 years over a period of 12 months.

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By the end of the study, participants in the low-fat diet were only consuming 57 grams, while those in the low-carb diet consumed about 132 grams of carbohydrates each day.

Of course, many dieters regain what they lose, and this study can not establish whether participants will be able to sustain their new habits.

Common dieting advice urges people to either eat fewer carbohydrates or less fat in order to lose weight. Furthermore, a business overview, revenue share, and SWOT analysis of the leading players in the Weight Loss Diet market is available in the report. Surprisingly, they did not, Gardner said, which was somewhat disappointing.

The study also tested whether three single-nucleotide polymorphism multilocus genotype responsiveness patterns or insulin secretion (INS-30; blood concentration of insulin 30 minutes after a glucose challenge) were associated with weight loss. "And months into the study they said, 'Thank you!"

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