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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Low carbohydrate diet more effective for weight loss than low fat diet

This post includes a summary of a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 90, No. 3 1475-1482 and a recipe for brussels sprouts with bacon.

Study title and authors:
The Role of Energy Expenditure in the Differential Weight Loss in Obese Women on Low-Fat and Low-Carbohydrate Diets
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Bonnie J. Brehm, Suzanne E. Spang, Barbara L. Lattin, Randy J. Seeley, Stephen R. Daniels and David A. D’Alessio
University of Cincinnati (B.J.B., S.E.S., B.L.L., R.J.S., D.A.D.) and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (S.R.D.), Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

This study can be accessed at:

The results of the study confirm that short-term weight loss is greater in obese women on a low-carbohydrate diet than in those on a low-fat diet even when reported food intake is similar.

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Recipe of the day

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Nueske Thick Sliced Applewood Smoked Bacon
Food Mall: Bacon
12oz of bacon, diced
1/2 lb Brussels Sprouts
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
Back pepper to taste

Dice the raw bacon and cook in large skillet until crispy. While the bacon cooks, wash the sprouts, cut off the ends, and quarter. Once the bacon is crispy, add the sprouts to the bacon and cook for 7-10 minutes or until the sprouts are tender. Season with the dill and pepper and serve.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon