Low-carb diets linked with Type 2 diabetes

Source: The Huffington Post, Huffpost Health, April 2011

The writer claims that low-carbohydrate diets are not good weight loss methods since they are not sustainable and can lead to weight gain and health risks in the long run (i.e., heart disease and Type 2 diabetes). Studies show that people with low-carb diets are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people with higher-carb diets.

Also, people who eat greater amounts of animal proteins and fats (those on low-carbohydrate diets) are more likely to develop diabetes than those with a diet high in vegetable proteins and fats. Although further research on the topic is needed, there is enough evidence to show that carbohydrates should be part of a person’s daily diet and should not be avoided for weight loss purposes.