Sadly, most of the sound bites of an ‘eat all the meat you like as cavemen do and you will become sexy and healthy’ diet, are just not true when you look at the research.
The latest study that was proclaimed by the world media as “complete and rigorous” across the globe on TV and radio, was very different to what was reported.
For a start, it was actually a very small and select population of only 75 participants.
“Let’s look at the calories, which were claimed to be about the same for the two groups: Those on a low-fat diet reportedly consumed an average of 1,527 calories per day, while those on a low-carbohydrate diet took in an average of 1,448 calories. That’s 79 calories a day less, which doesn’t seem like much, but if you do that every day over a year it becomes a total of almost 29,000 calories. If we use the standard that 3,500 calories equals 1 pound, the people on the low-carb diet would have an additional weight loss greater than 8 lbs. That means the additional weight loss could be accounted for entirely by caloric intake, without regard for fat or carbohydrates”
Peter T. Ostrow, MD, PhD, co-director, Research Center for Stroke and Heart Disease and associate professor of pathology and neurology, University at Buffalo
Quotes taken from an article by MedPage Today on September 5, 2014.