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'All calories are not alike': Cutting carbs instead of calories keeps weight off, study says

In a study of overweight people maintaining weight loss, those on a low-carbohydrate diet burned about 250 more calories per day than those on a high-carbohydrate diet.

The study of 164 people, published Wednesday by The BMJ medical journal, notes the challenge of maintaining weight loss in the face of the resulting hunger and metabolism slowdown, and says that the calorie-burning effect of a low-carb diet "may improve the success of obesity treatment."

"These findings

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