Study: Sporadic low-carb dieting can be effective

December 8, 2011 2:09:09 PM PST
Sporadic low-carb diets may be a better choice instead of going low-cal every day.

British researchers found that women who eliminated carbohydrate rich foods like breads and pasta two days a week lost an average of nine pounds over four months. The other days they just ate a normal diet.

Meanwhile, a similar group who at a 1,500-calorie Mediterranean-style diet for the same period, only lost five pounds.

The original goal of this study was to come up with diet that people could actually stick with, especially women who are at high risk of breast cancer.

The results were presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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