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UC Diet Study Published in National Journal

Published May 2003

Results of the low carbohydrate (Atkins) diet study conducted at UC were published in the April issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The study found that a low carbohydrate diet was more effective than a low fat, calorie-controlled diet for short term weight loss, and the low carbohydrate diet, which tends to be high in fat, was not associated with increases in cholesterol or blood pressure.

Principal investigator Bonnie Brehm, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the UC College of Nursing, was "definitely surprised by these unexpected results." Although the results are quite interesting, Dr. Brehm states that the study produced more questions than answers. She cautions that this study is a short-term study with a relatively small sample size. "More research must be conducted to determine long-term effects of the low carbohydrate diet among larger and more diverse populations, such as persons with diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic diseases."

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