The prevailing wisdom among medical and public health professionals is that dietary saturated fat presents a threat to cardiovascular health. A strong body of evidence—including some drawn from my work as a clinician and obesity researcher—suggests, however, that the link between dietary fat and human disease is not conclusive and that there is a clear health benefit to consuming a reduced-carbohydrate diet without restriction of fat content. Rethinking Dietary Saturated Fat

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Table 1. Suggested Definitions for Low-carbohydrate Diets. From Eric C. Westman.

Table 2. Effect of a Low-glycemic Diet vs a Low-carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet on Metabolic Parameters. Adapted from Westman N&M, 2008. Note: These changes were observed with a reduction or elimination of diabetic medication in some individuals. HDL = high-density lipoprotein; LDL = low-density lipoprotein; VLDL = very-low-density lipoprotein.* p < 0.05 for within-group change from Baseline to Week 24. † p < 0.05 for between-groups comparison of changes from Baseline to Week 24.

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