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Just stumbled upon this study from 2006, showing that a low-carbohydrate diet is safe for long-term use in obese test subjects with high total cholesterol. Furthermore, in these same subjects, the body weight and body mass index, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose all decreased significantly.
What gets me is that mainstream media never serves up this information to the general population. Instead, we’re told that it’s just downright insane to remove an entire “food group” from our diet. But what’s insane is that we’re told to keep eating a food group that has been shown to slowly kill us.
Given that the Paleo diet is not necessarily a low-carb diet and that it is (by default) lower in carbohydrates compared to the standard western diet, I’m personally happy to see evidence that eating less carbohydrates (even when dipping into ketosis) won’t hurt us, but in fact improves multiple markers of health.