Study: Bone Loss From Low-Calorie, Not Low-Carb Diets

Filed under: Study — @ December 14, 2006

Dr. Villareal discovered bone loss from calorie restriction

An incredible new study released on Monday found that people who go on a low-calorie diet for weight loss are putting their bones at risk for degeneration. This new research directly contradicts the erroneous contention by many so-called health “experts” that low-carb diets are detrimental to bone health.

Lead researcher Dr. Dennis T. Villareal, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, observed adults for one year who were split into one of three groups: low-calorie, low-calorie with exercise, and “healthy lifestyle” information by request only.

At the end of the study, the low-calorie group had experienced a measurable descrease in their bone density, putting them at risk for a fracture.

Hmmm, are we going to hear about how “dangerous” low-calorie diets are for you now? How about warnings from health officials about being careful with such risky “fad” diets like low-calorie? Should we have people sue those companies that provide low-calorie foods to put warning labels on their products since people could break a bone?

Learn more about this remarkable new study that turns a common argument against low-carb on the low-calorie diet instead by clicking here.


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