Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Low-carb diets linked to atherosclerosis and impaired blood vessel growth

From HarvardScience
Mice placed on a 12-week low-carbohydrate/high-protein diet showed a significant increase in atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries and a leading cause of heart attack and stroke. The findings also showed that the diet led to an impaired ability to form new blood vessels in tissues deprived of blood flow, as might occur during a heart attack.

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