Diets vs. Combinations of Fat, Protein, and CarbohydratesRoush, Karen MSN, RN, FNP-BCAJN The American Journal of Nursing: November 2009 - Volume 109 - Issue 11 - p 64 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000363356.61507.fc Journal Watch Abstract 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. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All rights reserved.