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Old 06-09-2009, 09:10 AM   #8
Arien Malec
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Originally Posted by Darryl Shaw View Post
Could you elaborate?
The sarcasm and disdain in statements like:

Popular low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets are being fervently embraced as an alternative to challenging modifications in lifestyle and intentional calorie reduction. Current data do not support such unbridled enthusiasm for these diets, particularly in relationship to high-fiber, high-carbohydrate diets emphasizing intake of fresh vegetables and fruits.
is what particularly set me off (not to mention that the Atkins diet does not limit vegetables, except in the induction phase, and the Zone has a significant allowance for such foods).

If you enter a paper not even attempting to temper your bias, I'm not going to pay much attention to the paper. I could go line by line, but in general, there is a much different standard of evidence being applied to LC diets (no conclusion can be drawn because the types of foods weren't controlled) vs his high fiber hypothesis
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