Low carb diets could shorten life (really?!) - Dr. Zoe Harcombie PhD

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(Bunny) #1

Low carb diets could shorten life (really?!)

The BBC headline was ” Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests ” (Ref 1). In the US, CNN went with “ Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds ” (Ref 2). There were many similar, irresponsible, headlines worldwide that emanated from a study published in August 2018 in The Lancet Public Health journal (Ref 3). The Sydney Morning Herald warned “ People on low carb diets die younger, says science ” (Ref 4).

Let’s look at the ‘science’…

We need to make a critical point up front: every headline using the words “ low carb ” was wrong. The first sentence of the paper was “ Low carbohydrate diets …” This was also wrong. The full paper used the words “ low carbohydrate40 times. That was also wrong – 40 times. Low carb diets have not been studied by this paper. Full stop. The average carbohydrate intake of the lowest fifth of people studied was 37%. That’s a high carb diet to anyone who eats a low carb diet. As we will see below, the researchers managed to find just 315 people out of over 15,000 who consumed less than 30% of their diet in the form of carbohydrate. The average carb intake of these 315 people was still over 26%. Not even these people were anywhere near low carb eating. Hence, if you do eat a low carbohydrate diet, don’t worry – this paper has nothing to do with you. …More


Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided
Can someone point out what's wrong with this study and article
#2

Seems like the more I learn and enjoy the Keto WOE/WOL, the more of these stories keep popping up. … Followed by all the other writings, debunking them completely. It’s almost like a last ditch effort to keep people from changing over to a LC/HF diet, changing their WOL, correcting some issues they have and being healthier overall. … Just doesn’t make sense.


#3

Well, it does make sense if you consider that all the folks who are invested in your/our poor health will be out of jobs as we regain our health!


(So much bacon . . . so little time . . .) #4

It makes a lot of sense when you consider that (a) statins and diabetes drugs are a multi-billion-dollar industry, and (b) it’s hard to make a lot of money telling people to eat healthy food.


#5

Yep, very true. … But it’s really sickening when you hear someone mentioning that they are loosing weight with this WOE, getting healthy, and still getting push back from the medical field. … As I mentioned not long ago, after I started Keto, my wife checked with our doctor, and she admitted not being familiar with Keto, but would support us in any way she could. … And since she’s our neighbor, we speak a lot around our homes. So she keeps up and is always checking on things.

She actually just put in for my wife to get a blood meter for testing, after V found out my insurance covers the cost of them. Then she called and also found out they also cover for the cost of a (Dexa Scan - Think that’s the name?) once every two years. :slight_smile:


Low carbohydrate diets are unsafe and should be avoided, study suggests
(Regina) #6

(Lonnie Hedley) #7

Didn’t even watch the video, but I liked it because…Dr. Ken Berry.


(Regina) #8

Yes, the voice of reason…


#9

This was a great video! Thank you