Study reveals low-carb, high-fat diet’s effect on older populations
Looking for a diet to follow for better metabolic health? As per the results of a new study – improvements were observed in body composition, fat distribution, and metabolic health in response to an eight-week very low-carbohydrate diet.
The study led by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Centre was published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism.
Older adults with obesity are at a particularly high risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Rather than total fat mass, deposition of fat in certain areas, such as the abdominal cavity and skeletal muscle, may confer this greatest risk of disease development.