Cohort study: 43396 Swedish women, aged 30-49 years
Study time: average of 15.7 years
Journal: British Medical Journal
Conclusions: Low carbohydrate-high protein diets, used on a regular basis and without consideration of the nature of carbohydrates or the source of proteins, are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study also indicates that the risk increases the more protein and the less carbohydrates are consumed. Please read the article here to get the details: http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e4026
Oh cool, dearest Friend Nel. I see eye doc 7/13 for first time in 2 years. Am hopeful, but always nervous. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed. You always give me hope. Blessings....
I'll take the risk. Out of control BG is going to cause way more complications for me that a modest rise in risk for cardiovascular events. Before I ate low carb it was almost impossible for me to control my BG, after low carb my A1C is coming down and all my BGs are greatly improved. I guess I'll have to eat more omega-3s to compensate, bring on the salmon!
PS as an added bonus my lipid profile is normal now and before low carb it was totally jacked.