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Body composition and hormonal responses to a carbohydrate-restricted diet

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Volek, JS and Sharman, MJ and Love, DM and Avery, NG and Gomez, AL and Scheett, TP and Kraemer, WJ, Body composition and hormonal responses to a carbohydrate-restricted diet, Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, 2002 Jul, (51(7)) pp. 864-70. ISSN 0026-0495 (2002) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The few studies that have examined body composition after a carbohydrate-restricted diet have reported enhanced fat loss and preservation of lean body mass in obese individuals. The role of hormones in mediating this response is unclear. We examined the effects of a 6-week carbohydrate-restricted diet on total and regional body composition and the relationships with fasting hormone concentrations. Twelve healthy normal-weight men switched from their habitual diet (48% carbohydrate) to a carbohydrate-restricted diet (8% carbohydrate) for 6 weeks and 8 men served as controls, consuming their normal diet. Subjects were encouraged to consume adequate dietary energy to maintain body mass during the intervention. Total and regional body composition and fasting blood samples were assessed at weeks 0, 3, and 6 of the experimental period. Fat mass was significantly (P

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and Dietetics
Research Field:Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
Author:Sharman, MJ (Dr Matt Sharman)
ID Code:79125
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2012-08-17
Last Modified:2012-08-17
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