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Low-Carb Diet Benefits Obese

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There are a lot of gimmicks and promised miracle foods out there in the world of Health & Wellness, however one thing that never lies are the numbers.  A review of 17 different studies that followed a total of 1,141 obese patients on low-carb eating plans found that dieters lost an average of almost 18 pounds in six months to a year.

Doctors and researchers have reaffirmed their stance on carb eliminating diets as a healthy way to lose weight.  Overall, participants had improvements in their waist circumference, blood pressure, triglycerides (blood fats), fasting blood sugar, C-reactive protein (another heart disease risk factor) as well as an increase in HDL (good) cholesterol. LDL (bad) cholesterol did not change significantly.

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