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A low-carbohydrate, high-fat weight-reduction plan helps obese older adults.

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Scientists proceed to look for the fitting balance of carbohydrates and fats in people's diets. But for chubby or obese older adults, a recent study suggests that a low-carbohydrate, high-fat weight-reduction plan may offer significant health advantages. Results published online on 12 August 2020. Nutrition and metabolism.

Researchers asked 40 obese adults between the ages of 60 and 75 to follow an eight-week weight-reduction plan during which 10 percent of calories got here from carbohydrates, 25 percent from protein and 65 percent from fat. Carb sources include leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables, some fruits, and high-fiber grains. Protein intake consisted of eggs, fish, pork and poultry. Fatty foods include olive oil, coconut oil, nut oils, nut butters, cheese, coconut milk, and avocados.

Compared to a control group, the low-carb, high-fat group lost more visceral fat (fat hidden deep across the abdominal organs). They also had a big reduction in insulin resistance and improved levels of cholesterol. These changes are related to a lower risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Although the long-term advantages of this weight-reduction plan are unknown, reducing carbohydrate intake could also be a way for older adults to jump-start weight reduction efforts and improve their health in ways in which the size doesn't all the time show. happens.

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