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The low-carbohydrate diet and cardiovascular risk factors: Evidence from epidemiologic studies

Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD | 13 Mar 2014

T Hu and LA Bazzano
Abstract
Obesity is an important public health issue because of its high prevalence and concomitant increase in risk of cardiovascular diseases. Low carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss and weight management but are not recommended in leading guidelines due to the perception that increases in dietary fat intake may lead to an adverse cardiovascular risk profile. To clarify the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss on cardiovascular disease risk factors as compared to a low fat diet for weight loss, we systematically reviewed data from randomized controlled clinical trials and large observational studies.
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Diets, Disease, Dieting, Cardiovascular disease, Obesity, Low-carbohydrate diet, Epidemiology, Nutrition
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