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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Volume 16, Issue 15 (August-1 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) An investigation into the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet on BP, weight, and lipid profile in [...] Read more. An investigation into the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet on BP, weight, and lipid profile in ‘real world’ general practice. A total of 154 patients with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance were recruited into a pragmatic, observational cohort study in primary care. The effects of a low carbohydrate diet, sustained for an average of two years, on cardiovascular risk factors were examined. Results showed significant and substantial reductions in BP (mean reduction of systolic BP 10.9 mmHg and diastolic BP of 6.3 mmHg) and mean weight reduction of 9.5 Kg, together with marked improvement in lipids. This occurred despite a 20% reduction in BP medications. This novel, cheap, and highly effective dietary modification offers hope that a low-carbohydrate diet is sustainable and effective in improving BP, weight, and lipids. View this paper