Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Interesting News from the Low Carb Blogosphere

The Pepsi Challenge
Apparently, so-called "healthy whole grain" products have the same effect on your blood glucose levels as a 12-ounce can of sugared Pepsi. Also read Tom Naughton's take on the same data source, as it relates to that infamous article by Hope Warshaw.

The War on Salt
In salt news, a meta analysis of 6,250 subjects found little evidence to support the claim that limiting salt will reduce your risk of a heart attack. Limiting salt will lead to blander tasting foods, however. In fact, the less salt subjects consumed, the greater their risk of heart disease. The authors call for an end on the unsubstantiated war on salt. I have written about the lack of evidence condemning salt before and agree with the suggestion to end the war on salt.

The only state in the nation with fewer than 20% of the population classified as obese is Colorado. More than a dozen states have 33% or more classified as obese, and Mississippi is the most obese state in the country. Interestingly, the mainstream may be recognizing that starches and sugars are causing weight gain.

Pro Low Carb Message in the LA Times
Wow, a positive story in a mainstream newspaper about the low carb lifestyle. Miracles never cease.

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