Low-carb diet emphasizing healthful plant-based foods linked to slower weight gain

A low-carbohydrate diet that emphasized high-quality protein, fat and carbohydrates from healthful plant-based sources was linked to less weight gain over a 4-year period, according to a recent study.
Meanwhile, a low-carbohydrate diet (LCD) high in animal protein and fat as well as refined carbohydrates was associated with faster weight gain, researchers reported.
“The key takeaway from our study is that not all LCDs are created equal when it comes to managing weight in the long term,” Binkai Liu, MS, a research assistant in the department of nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School

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