As highlighted in the NY Times, the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that, indeed, a low carb diet is better than a low fat diet for the following:
- Body composition
- HDL cholesterol level
- Ratio of total–HDL cholesterol
- Triglyceride level
- CRP level
- Estimated 10-year CHD risk
Despite the fact that these results, and the results of many of other studies, the summary states: Restricting carbohydrate may be an option for persons who are seeking to lose weight and reduce cardiovascular risk factors and should be studied further.
Really, MAY be an option. It is the only option, and yet these academics fail to take a stance. Disheartening.