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Low-Carb Diets Reduce Heart Disease and Cut Colon Cancer Rates

New research just out has shown that low-carb diets—long advocated by Dr. David Duke as part of a healthy lifestyle—reduce the incidence of heart disease and colon cancer.

According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, a low-carbohydrate diet may help to reduce inflammation and decrease a person’s chances of developing heart disease.

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine looked at overweight people, aged 30 to 65 years, over a six-month period.

The researchers found that low-carb diets were associated with a reduction in systemic inflammation, potentially reducing people’s risk of heart disease.

In addition, people who followed the low-carbohydrate diet tended to lose more weight – and more abdominal fat – than those on a low-fat diet.

At the same time, research published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Colon has found that cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a low carb diet.

In a previous study of advanced-stage colon cancer patients, the researchers found that those with a typical “Western” diet — marked by high intakes of meat, fat, refined grains, and sugar desserts — were three times more likely to have a cancer recurrence than those whose diets were least Western.

The new study was conducted to explore which component of the Western diet is most responsible for the increased risk of recurrence.

Read more about low-carb diets here (outside link).