Latest Low-Carb Study: All Politics, No Science

low-carb joe's tombstoneRecently, the journal Lancet Public Health published a study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the University of Minnesota warning people that low-carbohydrate diets can cause early death. The paper, entitled “Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis” has enjoyed broad media coverage and ignited passionate debate in nutrition circles around the world.

Given the rising popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, this is a bold recommendation with potentially far-reaching implications for public health. In my new article in Psychology Today I pull back the curtain on the preposterous methods used in the study and reveal the possible motivations behind research conclusions such as these.

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