Wednesday, June 27 2012, 02:28 PM MDT
Low Carb, High Protien Diets May Be Bad For Women
(KUTV) New studies show that women looking to lose weight may want to stay away from high protein and low carb diets.
Researchers found that a one-tenth decrease of carbohydrate intake or an increase in the amount of protein eaten, raised the frequency of cardiovascular disease by 28%.
They followed up with thousands of women for an average of about 16 years. The goal was to study the long-term consequences of low-carb diets on heart health when there’s no consideration of the protein sources.
The study says high protein diets may be okay, nutritionally, if the protein is plant based like quinoa or almonds.
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