Low Carbohydrate Diet Research

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IEB ONE RESEARCH TASK PROJECT

ST DUNSTAN’S COLLEGE

LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH TASK

Jiren Nayager

RESEARCH TOPIC/TITLE OF TASK and FOCUS QUESTION:
An evaluation of the low carbohydrate diet or Banting diet suggested by Tim Noakes' in the efficacy as a healthier eating plan that promotes weight loss without negative consequences. TABLE OF CONTENTS

AIM(S) OF RESEARCH:
To investigate the efficacy of the low-carbohydrate diet proposed by Tim Noakes or the Banting diet as a healthy means of weight loss taking into account the effect the diet has on health indicators through a secondary study of the research done on the diet.
HYPOTHESIS:
A diet consisting of low carbohydrates and higher fats and proteins will be an effective and healthy way to lose weight.

INTRODUCTION :
This is a secondary research task and involves an analysis of a variety of sources relating to the effects of low intakes of carbohydrates, fats and proteins on the body. This meta-analysis is to determine the effects of the Banting diet, or Tim Noakes proposed diet, on the body. It is important to know the level of efficacy of the diet to determine whether it is
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One group was to follow the low carbohydrate diet and the other was to follow the low fat diet based on the National Cholesterol Education Program. The calorie intake amount for both groups were restricted. After the 12 weeks in which the study took place the results showed that the low carbohydrate group lost an average of 6,2kg and the low fat group lost on average 3,4kg. It was concluded that the low carbohydrate diet lost on average 1,8 times more weight. the following was also noted: the waist-to-hip ratio improved slightly in the low carbohydrate group and not in the low fat group, the total cholesterol improved in both groups and the triglycerides went down on average more in the low carbohydrate diet than the low fat

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