Women's Heart Advisor January 2013 Issue

Cutting Back on Carbs May Hurt Your Heart

Low-carb, high-protein diet needs guidance to be safe.

Adiet low in carbohydrates and high in proteins is a combination people profess as the ultimate answer to weight loss. Known as the Atkins diet, the approach gained popularity in the last decade as it urged people to “eat the hamburger and throw away the bun.” But, new research warns that women who rely on a diet low in carbohydrates and high in proteins may actually increase their risk of heart disease.

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