Young black girls on reduced-carb diet show better insulin rates

04/19/2012 | Endocrine Today

Data on 26 overweight or obese black girls ages 9 to 14 showed that those who followed a moderately restricted carbohydrate diet attained higher fasting insulin levels and lower triglyceride rates at five weeks than did those who followed a standard diet. However, researchers did not observe a significant difference in weight loss between the groups. The findings appear in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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