Low Carb Diet and Body Composition and Hormonal Response

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Body Composition and Hormonal Responses to a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet

"In summary, a 6-week carbohydrate-restricted diet resulted in a favorable response in body composition (decreased fat mass and increased lean body mass) in normal-weight men. Our results indicate that endocrine adaptations may partially mediate the accelerated fat loss, in particular the decrease in circulating insulin concentrations."

Abstract: Volek et al, Body Composition and Hormonal Responses to a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet. Metabolism. 2002 Jul;51(7):864-70.