A look at the low-carbohydrate diet.

  title={A look at the low-carbohydrate diet.},
  author={Steven R. Smith},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={361 23},
Most fad diets are just that — a bright flash that quickly fades, only to be followed by another bestseller and a new face on the talk-show circuit. The high-fat, high-protein, low-carbohydrate (HPLC) diet has outlived the rest of the pack. This diet clearly has its supporters. In many ways, it is attractive to believe that manipulation of macronutrient composition might control body weight and improve health. However, a recent study by Foo and colleagues1 shows that HPLC diets may accelerate… CONTINUE READING
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