Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Low Carb Diet and the Treatment of Chronic Diseases

A new article in Nutrition in Clinical Practice reviews the safety and efficacy of the low carb diet as a way to treat chronic diseases such as type II diabetes and heart disease.  (Here is a link to the full text if you work somewhere, such as a university, that grants access).

The linked abstract concludes with this advice: "It is time to embrace LC [low carb] diets as a viable option in reversing diabetes mellitus, risk factors for heart disease, and the epidemic of obesity." This is a particularly important article, as it is targeted to medical practitioners. They are the ones actually treating patients with these chronic problems and some of them give bad advice, especially to those who are type II diabetics.

Hat tip: Dr. Eades.

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