More mainstream support for low-carb dieting.
It seems that benefits from calorie reduction may actually be from carb reduction.
The researcher has changed her own diet as the result of her research:
But Professor Kenyon herself doesn’t need convincing.
‘Carbohydrates, and especially refined ones like sugar, make you produce lots of extra insulin. I’ve been keeping my intake really low ever since I discovered this.
‘I’ve cut out all starch such as potatoes, noodles, rice, bread and pasta. Instead I have salads, but no sweet dressing, lots of olive oil and nuts, tons of green vegetables along with cheese, chicken and eggs.
‘I’ll have a hamburger without a bun and fish without batter or chips. I eat some fruit every day, but not too much and almost no processed food. I stay away from sweets, except 80 per cent chocolate.’
By the way, although it's a recent article in the Daily News, this is not a new study. Cynthia Kenyon
has been working on this for years and the paleo blogs have been follwing her for some time.
Here's an article
from a year ago. Free the Animal
blogged about it in 2003.