Lowdown on low-carb vs low-fat diets

There have been conflicting study results on the association between low-carbohydrate diets and risk for CVD, but new evidence shows carbohydrate restriction reduces cardiovascular risk factors.

Low-carb diets are a well-recognised weight management strategy but researchers from Tulane University in New Orleans find that reducing carbohydrate intake also has positive cardiovascular effects.

To study the relative benefits of low-carb and low-fat diets they recruited 148 participants who were randomly