Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish and LEARN Diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight, premenopausal women – Dr Glen Davis

The A to Z weight loss trial compares Atkins, Zone, Ornish and Learn diets. Weight loss was superior with Atkins. – Dr Glen Davis


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

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  1. admin on July 20, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    “This is a fascinating study for so many reasons. It shows that in this group (Premenopausal, overweight women) the LC/HF diet is superior for weight loss. All cardio-metabolic risk factors (triglycerides, HDL, Insulin, blood pressure) improve the most with the LC/HF option, except for LDL cholesterol. As our understanding of LDL lipoprotein has increased we are less concerned about this, understanding that LDL needs to be damaged by glycation and oxidation to be a causal factor in atherosclerosis.It is observable that the insulin levels drop the most in the Atkins group which in my opinion explains the superior outcomes in this group.Overall this study demonstrates both the superiority of LC/HF in weight loss and its superiority in improving cardiometabolic risk factors.” Dr Glen Davies