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Low-carb diet trumps low-fat on 'good' cholesterol

• AP

Over the long term, a low-carbohydrate diet works just as well as a low-fat diet at taking off the pounds -- and it might be better for your heart, new research suggests.

Both diets improved cholesterol in a two-year study that included intensive group counseling. But those on the low-carbohydrate diet got a bigger boost in their so-called good cholesterol, nearly twice as much as those on low-fat. 

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