The persistence of an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes suggests
that new nutritional strategies are needed if the epidemic is to
be overcome. A promising nutritional approach suggested by this
thematic review is carbohydrate restriction. Recent studies show
that, under conditions of carbohydrate restriction, fuel sources shift
from glucose and fatty acids to fatty acids and ketones, and that ad
libitum–fed carbohydrate-restricted diets lead to appetite reduction, weight loss, and improvement in surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:276–84.
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