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Diets vs. Combinations of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates

Roush, Karen MSN, RN, FNP-BC

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000363356.61507.fc
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According to this study:

* The specific composition of macronutrients (fat, protein, or carbohydrate) in diets isn't important for cardiovascular risk reduction, as long as the diet is effective in causing weight loss.

* Nurses counseling patients on weight loss should help to design a reduced-energy diet that meets personal preferences. Engaging patients in a weight-loss support group may enhance the effectiveness of the diet.

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