50% carbs is absolute hogwash, and so is the demonization of fat (saturated fats in particular, as consumption of saturated fats is the most effective lifestyle intervention for raising HDL cholesterol, which is CVD protective). I totally agree with the previous comment that carb intakes at that level are a recipe for obesity, as well as Type 2 diabetes.
The author is "toeing the party line". Do a little research into who is funding these multiple associations and researchers she lists at the bottom of the article (I can guarantee the agricultural lobbies have a significant hand in this, as well as the pharmaceutical industry).
YouTube has a great documentary called "My Big Fat Diet", shows the results the people in a very overweight and diabetic community achieved by increasing their fat intake and reducing their carbs. Many were able to reduce if not discontinue their medications in a very short period fo time.
- 11/14/2013 12:02:37 PM