Valid study? Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality
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"According to a study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a low-carb diet may reduce the risk of death from all medical causes, especially heart disease—if it's heavy on proteins and fats from plants, not animals."
No, I wouldn't. That's a one-way ticket to bone loss. Most plant proteins have low or no glutamine and I'd wind up buffering from my calcium stores.
The number one cause of death is birth. If you didn't wanna die you shouldn't have showed up. :P The key is how you spend your life. Personally I'd rather spend mine with as little disability as I can manage. I can't control everything, but of what I can control... you know what I mean?
NO human society has EVER thrived without Meat. Why would that be? WE NEED IT, and we have ample proof backing up B12, K2, etc, etc.
stop reading vegan propaganda and go have a Steak, preferably Grassfed. Then remember to smile and thank a farmer!
No way jose. I was a vegetarian at one point in my life and since going paleo I am now a no-return-to-the-abyss carnivore convert. I like my diet consisting mainly of meat. Mmmhmm
This study has been discussed in detail here already: http://paleohacks.com/questions/9751/valid-study-low-carbohydrate-diets-and-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality
never........plant based diets also have this hidden bomb few seem to talk about.....Omega 6 profile goes up in relations to omega 3. Not good at all. Plants are supplements! Never forget that.
I've seen these studies over time, and plan to go lighter on meat and heavier on the plant fat and plant protein. The nutrition profile of meat is good, but excessive protein and specifically iron are apparently detrimental to health. And unlike things like B6, eating more B12 (your big animal only source) is of limited help.
There is also some argument for simply broadening the food base. The less you are concentrated over a few items the less likely you are to eat enough of 1 thing to get the present toxins up to a level that can hurt you (every plant, and to a lesser extent every animal that eats them, will have something bad from you. And your body overcoming such things is probably important to health - but there is such a thing as to much).
I'm also keen on the argument that at least half the food in paleolithic times would have been gathered, ie. the non-hunters truly pulled their weight.
Interesting! I'm a converted pescatarian - in my studies there is a recommendation that one's meat ingestion should be equal to your weight in grams - that being the case I eat approximately 6 oz meat a day! That "ain't" a lot!
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