A new study from Ohio State University has found that a low carb diet can help those at a higher risk of developing diabetes — even if they do not actually lose any weight.

The research specifically looked at people with metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that can increase a person’s risk of developing certain health issues, including diabetesheart disease, and stroke.

These risk factors include a large waistline, a high triglyceride level, low levels of high density lipoprotein (“good”) cholesterolhigh blood pressure, and high fasting blood sugar.

For a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, a person must meet three of these criteria.

 

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