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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

Congratulations for publishing such a pain staking study! This article has generated lot of interest. I feel that this observation study with an average follow-up of 15.7 years is one of a kind. Most available studies are short term and often ignore a lot of clinically important issues and leave readers as confused as before. It would be nice to have similar studies in other developed countries. If you refer to WHO Country profile 2011, in most countries where obesity is prevalent physical inactivity is one of the major concerns. Let us not confuse the clear mandate that to lose weight, eat a balanced diet and increase physical activities. This study is comparable to DCCT and UKPDS, which were pioneer studies that cleared up so many doubts among practising physicians about microvascular and macrovascular complications in Diabetes.

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29 August 2012
R.K Saxena
Internist and Geriatrician
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