Low-carb diets make you sick ANI The Times of India Wednesday, March 10, 2004 Washington - A long-time myth remains shattered. Thanks to new research which reveals that low-carb dieters manage to lose weight and show perceptible change in their levels of cholesterol, blood sugars, and blood pressures, because they are absolutely sickened by it. In the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, John McDougall, an advisory board member of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), explains that low-carb diets can throw people into a metabolic state called ketosis, that also occurs during severe illness. This diet- induced condition resembles the common side effects of cancer chemotherapy with fatigue, nausea, and loss of appetite for many people. He further observes that people on low-carb diets who become ill enough to experience loss of appetite are taking in less fat and cholesterol, because they are consuming less food overall. Although the same mechanism results in cholesterol levels falling in cancer patients, no doctor brags about weight loss and lower cholesterol caused by the toxic drugs used in chemotherapy. Numerous studies reveal that many high-fat, low- carbohydrate dieters risk clogged arteries, heart attack, colon cancer, and kidney failure. Experiments also reveal that even one fatty meal can increase the risk of a cardiac event immediately following the meal. "A better approach is to encourage people to eat foods that promote both ideal body weight and health--those from a high- complex carbohydrate, low-fat diet. You can see this for yourself when you look at various populations worldwide," McDougall said. People living mostly on high-carbohydrate rice and vegetable dishes in Asia are trim throughout their lives with almost no risk of heart disease, diabetes or our common cancers, he went on to say. Moree at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/552768.cms Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 21 Phalgun 5104, Thursday, March 11, 2004: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Uttarayane Moksh Ritau Kumbh Mase Krshn Pakshe Guru Vasara Yuktayam Vaishakh-Anuradha Nakshatr Harshan Yog Gar-Vanij Karan Shasthi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.