Long term effects of low carb (ketogenic) diets

The following is a link to the full medical study on the the long term effects of a low carb or ketogenic diet on obese subjects.  Taken from the conclusion of the article: "This study shows the beneficial effects of ketogenic diet following its long term administration in obese subjects with a high level of total cholesterol. Moreover, this study demonstrates that low carbohydrate diet is safe to use for a longer period of time in obese subjects with a high total cholesterol level and those with normocholesterolemia."
Download full article here 

A great blog entry by Regina Wilshire who writes The Weight of the Evidence blog speaks to the article and provides some great analysis at:
http://weightoftheevidence.blogspot.com/2007/04/weight-loss-cholesterol-and-blood-sugar.html 

 

Additional information