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Do low carbohydrate diets work?

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Do you think low-carb dieting works?
If so, why? Provide an analysis of the potential health effects of long-term, low-carbohydrate diets.

Be sure to include the following terms in your discussion: the protein sparing effect of carbohydrates, deamination, and ketosis

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Low carbohydrate dieting does not work. Carbohydrates supply your body with energy. This helps fuel your activity and blast fat. The Archives of Internal Medicine looked at the emotional differences between a low fat diet and a low carb diet. Participants were measured on feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and fatigue for a year. It was found that only those dieters on the low fat diet were able to maintain an increase in positive mood throughout the year (Hutchison, 2009)

Carbohydrates can help prevent weight gain and even promote weight loss. Carbohydrates are full of fiber. Brigham Young University (2009) studied middle -age women found that those who chose more carbohydrates in the form of vegetables, fruit, whole grain pastas and bread, legumes were less likely to gain weight. This is because more fiber equals less weight gain.

The naturally occurring sugars in fruit, a carbohydrate, ...

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This solution evaluates if low carbohydrate dieting works and if so why. It provides an analysis of the potential health effects of long-term, low-carbohydrate diets.
It includes a discussion of the protein sparing effect of carbohydrates, deamination, and ketosis. APA references are included.

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