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Medfit Medical Weight Loss Clinic

October 17, 2014 15:18 ET

Dr. Angela Tran Interviewed on Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets

Newspaper for Stapleton and Surrounding Areas of Denver Sought Med-Fit Doctor's Opinion on Critical Issue

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2014) - Dr. Angela Tran of Med-Fit Medical Weight Loss Clinic was interviewed by Front Porch, a local newspaper delivered to the Stapleton, Park Hill, Lowry, Montclair, Mayfair, Hale, and East Colfax neighborhoods in Denver. She was asked about the controversy over low-fat and low-carb diets, including which is better for weight loss and healthier.

Dr. Tran was asked about the origins of the controversy and talked about the relatively small number of studies performed in the 1970s that led to the creation of the food pyramid and the sense that fat was bad for our bodies and should be limited. But, she says, fat performs several vital roles in the body, including vitamin and hormone transport, as well as signaling fullness, which can help people stick to their diet.

Also interviewed was Dr. James O. Hill, a professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Colorado School of Medicine and the executive director of Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, who took a different position, saying that a comparison of studies tended to show that no matter what form people consumed them in, it was the number of calories that mattered.

One thing the doctors agreed on was that carbs represented the best fuel for exercise, and Dr. Tran noted that a low-carb diet wasn't good for everyone. She said that athletes shouldn't be on a low-carb diet because of their metabolic needs, and that, "The typical person who really benefits from low carb is someone who has insulin-resistant conditions such as diabetes or pre-diabetes."

However, Dr. Tran said, "It's not about the quantity of calories; it's the quality of the calories and not so much about just creating a deficit. That's the unique thing about the low-carb diet, you're actually not counting calories. You're eating really good quality foods in the right portions and your body's going to process it much more efficiently." Dr. Tran recommended a diet that is 25% carbs, 40-50% protein, and 25-35% fat.

At Med-Fit Medical Weight Loss Clinic, Dr. Tran teaches patients how to follow the optimal diet for them, and to eat better food to lose weight, improve health, and feel good doing it.

About Med-Fit
Med-Fit is a weight loss clinic in Denver dedicated to healthy principles for long-term patient success. This includes an emphasis on diet and exercise under the supervision of a physician and other specialists to ensure weight loss programs are effective, safe, and tailored to the individual needs of patients. It was founded in 2012 by Dr. Angela Tran.

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