Dr Barry Sears - Lose Weight, Gain Fat on Low-Fat Diets?
Tuesday, February 14 2006 at 11:07
Dr. Barry Sears, creator of The Zone Diet, (http://www.drsears.com) refutes a study that says women who follow the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet that the US government recommends lose weight. A close look at the study indicates that women who followed the diet actually gain fat.
"I believe the study supports my contention that the low-fat, high- carbohydrate diet recommended by groups like the USDA and the American Heart Association have caused Americans to gain fat," Sears said.
The study, which appeared in the Jan. 4, 2006, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that older women who followed a diet consistent with the government's high-carbohydrate recommendations lost about two pounds over seven years. The implication is that after following such a diet for seven years the average woman can expect approximately 0.3 pounds of weight lost per year. This was taken as a major victory by the researchers as indicating that the government's recommended low-fat diets don't cause weight gain.
Read Dr. Barry Sears' opinion on study findings related to the low fat diet at http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060123/nyfnsk01.html?.v=2.