Why low carb can help you lose weight – the evidence
It’s written by Franziska Spritzler, RD, with editing and fact-checking by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, with the latest major update on July 16, 2020. The guide was medically reviewed by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on July 16, 2020.
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This guide is written for adults with health issues, including obesity, that could benefit from losing weight.
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