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“Low-Carb” Diets Increase Heart Risk

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Editor's comment: Low carb diet includes high meat and dairy products. Many chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease are associated with meat consumption. Thanks to Dr. Dean Ornish, President Bill Clinton now is a vegetarian eating only a plant-based diet with a bit fish. His new diet makes him feel great. Dr. Ornish has proved that heart disease like coronary heart disease can be reversed in many cases. Before you opt to receive invasive surgery, would you like to give this plant-based diet a try?

“Low-Carb” Diets Increase Heart Risk 

Low-carbohydrate diets can lead to weight gain and heightened risk of heart disease, according to a new study in Sweden. As part of an effort to reduce heart disease risk in the 1980s, more than 140,000 individuals were encouraged to decrease their fat intake. They did so, and their cholesterol levels fell—for a while. However, in the early 2000s, the low-carbohydrate diet fad led many of these individuals to forgo healthful carbohydrates and eat fattier foods instead. The results were higher cholesterol levels and overall increased heart disease risk.

Johansson I, Nilsson L, Stegmayr B, Boman K, Hallmans G, Winkvist A. Associations among 25-year trends in diet, cholesterol and BMI from 140,000 observations in men and women in Northern Sweden. Nutr J. 2012;11:40. E-pub ahead of print.

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