Dieting? Study challenges notion that a calorie is just a calorie:

*Dieting? Study challenges notion that a calorie is just a calorie*

ScienceDaily (June 26, 2012) — A new study published June 26 in the *Journal
of American Medical Association* challenges the notion that “a calorie is a
calorie.” The study, led by Cara Ebbeling, PhD, associate director and
David Ludwig, MD, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention
Center Boston Children’s Hospital, finds diets that reduce the surge in
blood sugar after a meal—either low-glycemic index or very-low
carbohydrate-may be preferable to a low-fat diet for those trying to
achieve lasting weight loss. Furthermore, the study finds that the
low-glycemic index diet had similar metabolic benefits to the very low-carb
diet without negative effects of stress and inflammation as seen by
participants consuming the very low-carb diet.