A low-carbohydrate vegan diet may reduce heart risk by 10 percent

May 27, 2014 9:58 PM

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A low-carbohydrate vegan diet may reduce heart risk by 10 percent

Low-carbohydrate diets such as Atkins improved weight loss but most involved eating animal proteins and fats, which might raise cholesterol and increase heart risk.

Lead author Dr. David Jenkins, director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Modification Centre of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronro and a professor at the University of Toronto, said many low-carbohydrate diets such as Atkins improved weight loss but most involved eating animal proteins and fats, wh...

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