Thursday, August 23, 2007

Low-carbohydrate nutrition and metabolism

Hey I just found this review and wanted to share, you can read the full text here on American Journal of Clinical Nutrition


Low-carbohydrate nutrition and metabolism

The persistence of an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes suggests that new nutritional strategies are needed if the epidemic is to be overcome. A promising nutritional approach suggested by this thematic review is carbohydrate restriction. Recent studies show that, under conditions of carbohydrate restriction, fuel sources shift from glucose and fatty acids to fatty acids and ketones, and that ad libitum–fed carbohydrate-restricted diets lead to appetite reduction, weight loss, and improvement in surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Now that's promising! Funny how this way of eating has been known and practiced sucessfully for hundreds of years, but has to fight for validity now. I think we think we know too much.