Mood Improves on Low-Fat, Not Low-Carb Diet

November 17, 2009

Australian researchers have taken a look into the mood change that comes along with the diet. On one side, Low-Fat, and the other, Low-Carb.

Studies have shown that the low-fat diet seems to boost dieters’ mood more than a low-carb diet.

The study that was conducted using 106 overweight and obese adults that were randomly assigned by researchers to either a very-low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet or a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet for one year.

Although both groups came back with improvements in mood, measurements of mood revealed a lasting improvement in only those dieters following the low-fat diet.

The researchers stated, the social difficulty of sticking to a low-carbohydrate plan, which is counter to the typical Western diet full of pasta and bread, is one possible explanation for the findings.

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