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"Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Two Cohort Studies"

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This study is bound to hit the news headlines and freak out few meat and lower carb eating folks out, and make them question whether or not their diet will give them cancer:

Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality, Two Cohort Studies”

http://www.annals.org/content/153/5/289.abstract

So I thought I’d jump in and stop you worrying, despite the fact that many like me have found a meat and veggie diet to be the very best thing since sliced bread, (in fact way better for removing the bread). See Paleo trial stories, and my own story on this blog.

Here are a few superb analysis of the data – a far better way to accurately assess a study than looking at the authors conclusions.

From Chris Masterjohn of the cholesterol-and-health blog:
“New Study show that lying about your Hamburger intake Prevents Disease and Death when you eat a lo-carb diet high in Carbohydrates”

And another from Denise Minger of Raw foods SOS blog

“Are Low Carb Eaters in Trouble?”

http://rawfoodsos.com/2010/09/08/brand-spankin-new-study-are-low-carb-meat-eaters-in-trouble/

And a reply to Dean Ornish’s piece in the Huffington Post “Atkins Diet Increases All Cause Mortality”, from Tom Naughton of Fat Head

The ‘Atkins’ Study (ahem, ahem) According To Ornish

For a start it wasn’t even close to the Atkins diet – the lowest carbs anyone ate was 37% calories, and the highest and still classed at a low carb diet was 60% calories!

And an excellent piece from Dr Jay (Dr Jay’s Blog)
Atkins Diet Increases All-Cause Mortality – NOT!

And a few good points from Jonny Bowden tying this altogether:

Media Culpa: More Low-Fat Lies (Part Two)

It pays to never take the headlines or even newspaper articles at face value. The data and an accurate interpretation of it, is where the truth lies.

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