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Mercola.com: High carb, low fat diets not helpful.

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Why a High-Carb Diet Can Harm Your Heart

A long-term study suggests that eating a low-carb, high-fat diet does not raise the risk of heart disease.

The study, which examined more than 82,000 women over 20 years, found that those who got their carbohydrates from refined sugars and processed foods nearly doubled their risk of heart disease.

However, those who ate a low-carb diet, but got more of their protein and fat from vegetables, cut their heart disease risk by 30 percent compared with those who ate more animal fats.

R.S.: almost reminds me of dr. fuhrman's diet

Conventional wisdom says that the risk of heart disease should increase for those eating the lowest-carb, highest-fat diet.

The women examined in the study were divided into 10 different groups based on their intake of calories from carbohydrates. They were not dieting to lose weight, and on average increased their body mass index by roughly 10 percent during the study.

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The study, which examined more than 82,000 women over 20 years, found that those who got their carbohydrates from refined sugars and processed foods nearly doubled their risk of heart disease.

However, those who ate a low-carb diet, but got more of their protein and fat from vegetables, cut their heart disease risk by 30 percent compared with those who ate more animal fats.

I'm not sure I understand this. The first statement talks only about people who get carbs from refined sugars and processed foods, but doesn't mention anything about where they are getting their fat and protein from. Its therefore difficult to compare it with the second statement which talks not only about low carbs, but also about protein and fat.

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