Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on.
But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.
The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at obese people with metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.