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Diet and your mood

Cutting out your favorite foods in the name of weight loss is enough to make anyone grumpy... But new research from Australia finds one diet puts you in a worse mood than others.

100 obese adults were assigned to two diet groups: one group followed a low-carb, high-fat diet... The other group completed a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet.

Both groups lost the same amount of weight, about thirty pounds.

However, after an initial improvement in mood, those following the low-carb diet were more likely to slip back to a negative outlook.

Experts aren't sure why low-carb diets affect mood.  They say high levels of protein and fat could change the hormones that control mood.

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