Have there been any studies similar to the Ornish one, which used low-fat to reverse heart disease, which used a low-carb diet?
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on June 06, 2010
at 08:38 AM
Ornish's study is poorly designed, and didn't reverse heart disease. http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00000471
"Experimental-group patients were prescribed a lifestyle program including a low-fat vegetarian diet, moderate aerobic exercise, stress management training, stopping smoking, and group support."
Any changes in the progression/regression of heart disease in the experimental group could be attributed to a number of lifestyle factors, not just diet.
Also note the clinical endpoint.
"The average percentage diameter stenosis regressed from 40.0 (SD 16.9)% to 37.8 (16.5)% in the experimental group...."
Not MI, death from MI or mortality; no long term followup.
on October 27, 2011
at 04:55 PM
Attack, attack, attack. When people need to defend a diet that hard, there's something to hide. Funny how other 'diets' are attacked, specifically that there's no long term proof that it works, and this paleo thing has been around how long? And don't give me that crap that it goes back to the beginning of man. On top of that, I've read 4 different books on Paleo, and each diet is different, esp with regards to how dairy is accepted or not. Were yogurt, protein powders, cottage cheese, and the like a part of the primitive man's/woman's diet. Diet isn't an exact science, as much as scientists try to make it so.
on May 22, 2010
at 04:52 AM
book to read(amazon link):Inflammation Syndrome
this Cordain Pdf talks about it and alot of references but I didn't dig too much http://www.thepaleodiet.com/articles/Hunter-Gatherer%20Mayo.pdf
Dr Yusheng Ma contends high carb http://www.wellsphere.com/weight-loss-article/high-carb-ornish-weight-watchers-diets-best-for-heart-health-better-think-again/293517
on May 08, 2010
at 02:38 AM
try looking up track your plaque Dr Davis he has a book out "track your Plaque."
also dr ornish is trashed also by Protein Power Dr Eades see their website
on April 27, 2010
at 11:09 PM
Not a controlled trial but I like this study. I think there have been some small trials on low-carb diets and CVD that use surrogate markers (cholesterol, etc) and find that low-carb diets seem to help risk CVD risk factors. If I come across one I'll post it.