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The editorialists for this paper add: "Although these results are based on an observational study, their biological plausibility seems self evident. A low carbohydrate diet implies low consumption of wholegrain foods, fruits, and starchy vegetables and consequently reduced intake of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. A high protein diet may indicate higher intake of red and processed meat and thus higher intake of iron, cholesterol, and saturated fat. These single factors have previously been linked to a higher risk of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, in observational studies,9 so it is not surprising that this combination of risk factors is linked to a higher incidence of disease and mortality.
This problem becomes even more challenging considering that these types of diets are mainly targeted at overweight and obese people, whose diets tend to be of lower quality."
Do you know patients who have gone on Atkins to lose weight?