Dieters Believe Low-Carb Foods a Quick Fix


Popular low-carbohydrate diets are leading Americans to poor health and spawning a rip-off industry of carb-friendly products, according to a survey of the Partnership for Essential Nutrition, a new group formed to educate Americans about the need for healthy carbohydrates. When unproven science becomes a sales pitch, one expert pointed out, some people get rich but most get ripped off. The new group includes such organizations as the Alliance for Aging Research, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Obesity Association.

The survey of about 1,000 adults found that 19 percent of dieters are trying to cut carbs and 47 percent believed following low-carb diets would help them lose weight regardless how much they ate.

There's good reasons why low-carb diets work for some people and not others, once you understand more about nutritional typing. You'll also begin to appreciate why all the good carbs in your diet should be coming from low-glycemic vegetables, not grains.

Yahoo News Jun 22, 2004

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