Weather Updates

lots of MEAT FOR SOME;  Whole GrainS FOR OTHERS

Updated: August 5, 2012 6:07AM

Here’s a look at the three diets used in the study:

low-carb diet

Similar to the Atkins diet, with only 10 percent of calories from carbohydrates, 30 percent from protein and 60 percent from fat. This diet emphasized beef, fish, chicken, eggs, cheese, some vegetables and fruits, while slashing breads, pasta, potatoes, rice, cakes, cookies and starchy vegetables.

low-fat diet

This diet that was about 20 percent of calories from fat, 60 percent from carbohydrates and 20 percent from protein. It emphasized whole-grain products and fruits and vegetables, and it cut way back on oils, nuts, fatty meats and other high-fat foods.

low-glycemic diet

A low-glycemic index diet, similar to a Mediterranean diet, was made up of vegetables, fruits, beans, healthy fats (olive oil, nuts) and mostly healthy grains (old-fashioned oats, brown rice). It got about 40 percent of calories from carbohydrates, 40 percent from fat and 20 percent from protein.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.