VLCD

(redirected from Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet)
AcronymDefinition
VLCDVery Low Calorie Diet
VLCDVery Low-Carbohydrate Diet (nutrition)
VLCDVariable Length Coding and Decoding
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That particular diet was stacked against a standard low-fat diet comprising 60 percent carbohydrates--fruits, vegetables, whole grains (no le-gumes), 20 percent protein and 20 percent fat, and a very low-carbohydrate diet consisting of 10 percent carbohydrates, 60 percent fat and 30 percent protein.
"Although brain fuel needs can be met on lower-carbohydrate diets, long-term metabolic effects of very low-carbohydrate diets are unclear, and such diets eliminate foods that are important sources of energy, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that are important in dietary palatability," according to the 11-member writing panel, which was cochaired by Dr.
Researchers found that very low-carbohydrate diets focused weight loss on the stomach and chest - and worked better for men than for women.