Bowden, Rodney G.; Lanning, Beth A.; Doyle, Eva I.; Johnston, Holly M.; Slonaker, Becky; Scanes, Georgene
March 2006
American Journal of Health Studies;2006, Vol. 21 Issue 1/2, p20
Academic Journal
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a high carbohydrate diet and a higher protein diet on lipid levels in young, normolipidemic, and previously sedentary participants. Methods: Ninety-seven sedentary participants who had been inactive for the previous three months were randomly assigned to one of four diet groups and followed recommended exercise prescriptions. Results: Significant differences were found between diet and HDL levels. Conclusions: The findings of this study demonstrate that a diet with higher levels of protein, lower levels of carbohydrate and fat, when combined with exercise, may help to improve the risk profile of participants.


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