Just Read: DIETFITS and Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet, real food is better, is the low fat diet worse for metabolic health?

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Long anticipated study findings, previously reported in conference proceedings. I posted on the methods previously (see link below).

lipid changes, there are significant ones:

“The 12-month changes in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations significantly favored a healthy low-fat diet. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations increased significantly more and concentrations of triglycerides decreased significantly more for the healthy low-carbohydrate diet group than for the healthy low-fat diet group.”

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make sense of the values in Table 3 of the paper, so I ended up going to the supplemental data to review lipid and metabolic health changes. I plotted those in the attached images.