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Here’s What Low-Carb Diets Do to Your Heart

The glycemic index distinguishes carbohydrates by how much they raise blood sugar, but the latest study shows it may not matter in lowering the risk of heart problems

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

There were two real problems with this study. First, the diet intervention was for only five weeks, which is too short of a time to see a significant difference when viewing the glycemic load alone.  Second is that it is the protein to glycemic load, not the glycemic load itself that makes a significant difference in blood chemistry as demonstrated 15 years ago at Harvard Medical School (Ludwig et al, Pediatrics 103:E26 (1999).  I guess they forgot to read that study.

 

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