Study: No Evidence Low-Carb Decreases Bone Density

Filed under: Study — @ May 25, 2006

A new study released this week flies completely in the face of conventional wisdom about low-carb diets being bad for bone health.

But Dr. John D. Carter from the Division of Rheumatology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine concluded in his study that while there was a measurable difference in the weight loss of the low-carb diet group compared with the control group, the low-carb diet did not seem to increase the bone turnover markers compared with the control at any point during the study.

bq. I guess this new scientific evidence supporting the FACT that low-carb does not promote poor bone health means that Jackie Parrington with the National Osteoporosis Society owes those of us who are livin’ la vida low-carb an apology for leading to an increase in broken bones due to a decrease in bone turnover. WRONG-O! Or how about “Dr. David” who warned everyone that people on low-carb have calcium that “leaches out of your bones?” DOUBLE WRONG-O!

Click here to read more about this new supporting supporting previous research that finds low-carb diets do not decrease bone density as has been commonly assumed (and we know what happens when you ASS-U-ME, don’t we?!).


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