To clarify, when it comes to weight loss, the only thing that matters are calories in vs calories out. Macro composition does not matter.
With that in mind, relative to a high-carb diet, a low-carb diet has been shown to improve fasting plasma glucose and insulin levels, cholesterol levels, blood triglycerides, preserve muscle mass during weight loss, and other health markers.
(Common phrases used by users for this page include health benefits of low carb diet to low fat diet, health benefits of a zero carbohydrate diet, benefits of low carb diet, are there health diet, HEALTH BENEFITS OF LOW CARD, Golay A, et al. Similar weight loss with low- or high-carbohydrate diets. Am J Clin Nutr. (1996))
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