Is this the final word on low-fat versus low-carb?
The trend of tailoring diets to suit people’s genetic make-up is set to be short-lived, with the latest evidence suggesting genes have nothing to do with weight loss.
A study of more than 600 overweight adults who were randomised to follow either a low-fat or a low-carbohydrate diet over 12 months found genes thought to predict either fat or carbohydrate sensitivity had no effect on the amount of weight lost.
Both groups achieved a clinically important weight loss of approximately 5% of body weight.
The authors report that even when they adjusted for