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Low Carb Diets Bad on Heart After a Point

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Low carb diets have become very popular because participants can see the results they are working towards quickly.

The problem is that once they have lost the weight and are trying to maintain that goal weight by remaining on the diet, the high levels of saturated fat are not healthy to the heart. Saturated Fat should only be about 7% of the diet, whereas, on a diet like the Atkins Diet participants on average intake around 15%.

At high levels of saturated fat the cholesterol levels rise, reducing blood vessel dilation and increasing risk for heart disease.

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yeah but they looked god awful, had bone problems and were not known for their longevity....

all low carb will do is prevent serotonin from being created in your brain making you sad and dumb

April 29, 2009 - 10:32am
EmpowHER Guest

Could you cite any (meaningful, double-blind) studies to back this up? This sounds like regurgitated propaganda from lipid theorists. Populations like the Inuit who traditionally live on high fat diets don't show high levels of heart disease.

April 29, 2009 - 8:21am
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