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23 Studies on Low Carb and Low Fat Diets — Time to Retire the Fad

When it comes to weight loss, nutritionists often debate the issue “carbohydrates versus fat.”

Most mainstream health organizations argue that a diet that is rich in fat can lead to health problems, especially heart disease.

They tend to recommend a low fat diet, which restricts dietary fat to less than 30% of total calories.

However, a growing number of studies have been challenging the low fat approach.

Many now argue that a low carb diet, which is higher in fat and protein, may be more effective for treating and preventing obesity and other conditions.

This article analyzes the data from 23 studies comparing low carb and low fat diets.

All of the studies are randomized controlled trials, and they all appear in respected, peer-reviewed journals.

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*As noted in Dr Glen Davies presentations at the GP CME Conference in June 2020