Low-carbohydrate diet good for overweight girls? - UAB News

Low-carbohydrate diet good for overweight girls?

A low-carbohydrate diet may help prepubescent girls avoid some risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

...

“Our goal was to understand better the effects of a low- or high-carbohydrate diet on girls before puberty, an important time in a young girl’s physical development,” said Krista Casazza, Ph.D., R.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences in the UAB School of Health Professions and first author on the study. “There is evidence that the prepubescent years are vitally important for young girls in terms of body composition and the development of good bone density.”

UAB News - 1/1/2011