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WSJ: "Not All Calories Equal, Study Shows"

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WSJ: "Not All Calories Equal, Study Shows"

ipsedixit | Jun 26, 2012 09:59 PM

Interesting article from the WSJ about how the types of calories affect weight loss (or gain) as well as our overall health.

Some money quotes:

"A diet based on healthy carbohydrates—rather than a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet—offers the best chance of keeping weight off without bringing unwanted side effects, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests."

And this one:

"Dr. Ludwig said those on the low-carb diet had the biggest boost in total energy expenditure, burning about 300 calories more per day than those on the low-fat diet—about the same as an hour of moderate exercise. But that bump came at a cost: increases in cortisol, a stress hormone, and a measure of inflammation called CRP, which can raise the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes."

Read it for yourself here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

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