Low carbohydrate diets have increased in popularity, and there is good evidence to show that following them results in short-term weight loss. But there is less data available as to their long-term health effects.

A recent study published in The Lancet aimed to analyze the correlation between carbohydrate intake and mortality—or risk of death. The study involved an analysis of 15,428 adults aged 45 to 64 years from four different U.S. communities. The subjects completed a

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