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Old Fri, Apr-09-10, 12:18
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lcgwen lcgwen is offline
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Plan: My own version of LC
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BF:Since 4/4/2010
Progress: 18%
Location: Missouri

Originally Posted by KMD
Hi, Gwen!

Very low-carb eating fairly predictably lowers blood pressure. Not in all cases, but a majority. In some cases, enough to require a blood pressure pill dose reduction or discontinuation.

I no longer believe that total and saturated fat are significant causes of heart disease (atherosclerotic coronary arteries) in the general poplulation. I abandoned the time-honored diet-heart hypothesis of the American Heart Association (and others) last summer after personally reviewing the pertinent medical literature. [That project took over 80 hours.]

A recent article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports my assessment.

When this is realized by the traditional medical/nutritional community, low-carb eating will take off once again.

Your instructors in dietitian school may fight the new paradigm, clinging to the old one. Be very careful who you pick fights with, if anybody. It wouldn't be unreasonable to answer test questions the way they want you to, even if you disagree. Keep your eye on the prize: your degree.

Best wishes.


Thanks so much for your advice there Doctor. I will def keep that in mind during my studies.

From what information I have gathered it seems foolish to not look at Low Carb Eating a beneficial, when so many have significant benefits from it.

I can sympathize with the hours you have put into research. Thats commendable on your part! Hopefully one day this mindset will change!

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