Low-carbohydrate nutrition and metabolism.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The persistence of an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes suggests that new nutritional strategies are needed if the epidemic is to be overcome. A promising nutritional approach suggested by this thematic review is carbohydrate restriction. Recent studies show that, under conditions of carbohydrate restriction, fuel sources shift from glucose and fatty acids to fatty acids and ketones, and that ad libitum-fed carbohydrate-restricted diets lead to appetite reduction, weight loss, and improvement in surrogate markers of cardiovascular disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Westman, EC; Feinman, RD; Mavropoulos, JC; Vernon, MC; Volek, JS; Wortman, JA; Yancy, WS; Phinney, SD

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 86 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 276 - 284

PubMed ID

  • 17684196

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9165

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ajcn/86.2.276


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States