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Low carbohydrate-high protein diet and incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Swedish women: prospective cohort study

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4026 (Published 26 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4026

Re: Low carbohydrate-high protein diet and incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Swedish women: prospective cohort study

Although the topic which diet is best and safest is hot in a progressivly obese world. I feel this article does not take into account the effect of a few very strong predictors of cardiovascular disease. There is no information of a family history of cardiovascular disease, nor is there any information with regards to renal disease or function. Furthermore it is hard to believe that with such a long interval between exposure and oucome that a significant number of subjects would be on their original diet. This would make conclusions with regard to the outcome and diet invalid.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 July 2012
Peter JH Smak Gregoor
Internist-Nephrologist, vascular specialist
Albert Schweitzer Hospital
PO Box 444