High-protein and low-carbohydrate diets have been popular among patients and in widely discussed in the popular press for the last few years. Numerous studies have looked at different aspects of these diets including their safety and effect on other aspects of health.
The following two systematic reviews examined the efficacy of these diets to try to determine if they worked and the durability of weight loss.
- Lepe M, Bacardí Gascón M, Jiménez Cruz A. Long-term efficacy of high-protein diets: a systematic review. Nutr Hosp. 2011 Nov-Dec;26(6):1256-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 22411369.
- Astrup A, Meinert Larsen T, Harper A. Atkins and other low-carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss? Lancet. 2004 Sep 4-10;364(9437):897-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 15351198.
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