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Curr Diab Rep. 2013 Apr;13(2):271-8. doi: 10.1007/s11892-012-0357-5.

Health effects of low-carbohydrate diets: where should new research go?

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA. judith.wylie-rosett@einstein.yu.edu

Abstract

There has been considerable debate about the metabolic effects of restricting carbohydrate intake in weight and diabetes management. However, the American Diabetes Association has noted that weight and metabolic improvements can be achieved with low carbohydrate, low fat (implicitly higher carbohydrate), or a Mediterranean style diet (usually an intermediate level of carbohydrate). Our paper addresses variability in the definition for low or restricted carbohydrate, the effects of carbohydrate restriction on diabetes-related health outcomes, strategies for restricting carbohydrate intake, and potential genetic variability in response to dietary carbohydrate restriction. Issues for future research are also addressed.

PMID:
23266565
PMCID:
PMC3595318
DOI:
10.1007/s11892-012-0357-5
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