Low-carbohydrate-diet score and the risk of coronary heart disease in women.

  title={Low-carbohydrate-diet score and the risk of coronary heart disease in women.},
  author={Thomas L Halton and Walter C. Willett and Simin Liu and JoAnn E. Manson and Christine M. Albert and Kathryn M. Rexrode and Frank B. Hu},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={355 19},
BACKGROUND Low-carbohydrate diets have been advocated for weight loss and to prevent obesity, but the long-term safety of these diets has not been determined. METHODS We evaluated data on 82,802 women in the Nurses' Health Study who had completed a validated food-frequency questionnaire. Data from the questionnaire were used to calculate a low-carbohydrate-diet score, which was based on the percentage of energy as carbohydrate, fat, and protein (a higher score reflects a higher intake of fat… 

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