The findings from this paper: Trials show weight loss in the short-term irrespective of whether the diet is low carbohydrate or balanced. There is probably little or no difference in weight loss and changes in cardiovascular risk factors up to 2 years of follow-up when overweight and obese adults, with or without type 2 diabetes, are randomised to low CHO diets and isoenergetic balanced weight loss diets.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Evidence Building and Synthesis Research Programme which is led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Celeste E. Naude, Anel Schoonees, Marjanne Senekal, Taryn Young, Paul Garner, and Jimmy Volmink. Low carbohydrate versus isoenergetic balanced diets for reducing weight and cardiovascular risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis.: Public Library of Science (PLOS) PLoS One. 2014; 9(7): e100652. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100652
Low carbohydrate versus isoenergetic balanced diets for reducing weight and cardiovascular risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis