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Do low carbohydrate diets increase cardiovascular risk?

This meta-analysis found that low carb diets bump up LDL-C levels slightly. What's less clear is how much this matters.

Study under review: Effects of carbohydrate-restricted diets on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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