Mayo Clinic Minute: Low-carb diet findings and cautions

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A new Mayo Clinic study shows low-carbohydrate diets are slightly more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets.

“Our review found those following the low-carbohydrate diet lost about 2.5 to 5 pounds more than those following comparison diets, which usually were calorie-restricted and or low-fat,” says Dr. Heather Fields, an internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic and the study’s lead author.

Dr. Fields says, although no short-term negative health consequences were noted, the research did not examine the long-term implications of a low-carb diet.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Fields further explains the study’s findings and notes important cautions that come with a diet low in carbohydrates. Jeff Olsen reports.

More health and medical news on the Mayo Clinic News Network http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/

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Low Carb Recipes with Kids says:

Of course, you still need to have your veggies. Low carb doesn't have to be NO carb….

Deck Chair on the Titanic says:

I weally weally believe the squeaky-voiced & under-educated MD. After all, they're not even close to being trained as scientists but are only taught to be narcissistic.

Mt M says:

This girl just went to school and took her tests and didn't ask any questions… complete robot.. this is what our universities produce.

BOLTING ACTION says:

You people are lucky you eat this much i just eat bread cuz me mum does not let me eat a balanced meal 😂😂😂😁

Take the red pill says:

I don’t take health advice from people who profit from people being sick (the medical industry).

Scott Sycamore says:

I'm so confused about how to eat

Tiffany Dickert says:

the most effective diet for me was not a diet at all. My diet is I can eat whatever I want but when I hit 1200 calories I have to stop. Can’t have anymore food for the rest of the day. I only eat breakfast and supper at 4-4:30 and 2 small snacks in between. It is so easy. I’ve dropped upwards of 5lb in a week healthily. fasting is good for you and I spend about 16-17 hours in a fasting state every day and I only eat between 10 AM and 5. 7 hours. The rest of the time I am fasting.

Jim Bo says:

Bacon is good for you. It is whole food.

Colin Zzz says:

This is Karen!!

Yoso says:

Don’t believe anything anyone says about a diet before they at least properly define the diet. More often than not, the low carb diet comparisons are generally using a lower high carb diet, not anywhere near what low carbers consider low carb: < 10%

BEBELLS TV says:

For a second i did not realize that the video ended while reading some comments

Vašek Vochcalpádlo says:

Keto is mainly for people with cancer, but why not trying normally

Samee Don says:

Who else went straight to the comments to see if this works?

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kickn-aDead-cat says:

I make my own bacon it’s easy it’s cheap and taste better than the store bacon. Five or six days of curing and then I smoke it to 155°. Pancetta is similar to bacon just requires different spices and longer curing.

franz stockmann says:

Mayo clinic- moneybag doctors controlled by food/ pharma lobbed!

Frankie Fernandez says:

Insulin is the monster. What causes insulin spikes. ?
1. Grains..oatmeal, cereal, bread
2. Fruit. Bananas, apples, and honey
3. Pastas…spaghetti, noodles, etc.
Stick to meats and vegetables to keep fat-storing insulin levels low.

MastaX says:

I was about to dislike, But she is correct, you can eat carbs but only get your carbs from non GMO foods like vegetables and less from grains.

i_Hackintosh says:

Low carb life!! My AC 1 levels normal for 12 months!

Ellisa Bell says:

But, I have gallstones…I don't really get to choose what to eat anymore that has fat in it…if I do eat anything with too much fat I will have an attack in my upper abdomen.

So I must follow a low fat diet to relieve stress on my gallbladder.

rob andone says:

Low fat diet has gotten me nowhere, except overweight. Low carb diet (healthy fat) with intermittent fasting has been a game changer for me. Only carbs I eat are veggies, 1 low GCI fruit per day, and oatmeal every other day with flax seed and cinnamon. Not going back to the bullshit spouted from the "medical community".

Marco says:

Nobody ever mentions the strategy to cycle both. Best of both worlds. Same long-time effect. Why are people so attached to a dietary strategy as if it were a social identity is beyond my reason.

Alperen 0485 says:

Low carb is Def better. We eat too many carbs, it's needed but not that much really.

Jorge Ferreiro says:

Bad advice from the Mayo Clinic

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