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Low carb energy bars might not help dieters | (UPI) Energy bars that have low-to-moderate levels of carbohydrates might not help people lose weight, new findings show.

Certain diet plans that encourage low carbo intake do so because it is thought to affect insulin levels, which normally spike after a meal.

Lowering this spike could help people burn fat.

However, researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus measured blood insulin levels of subjects on varying diets and found low-carb energy bars do not dampen the insulin spike as expected.

"Our study shows these energy bars lead to an insulin response closer to what we see with high carbohydrate bars," researchers said.

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