Low Carb Diets – A Long History

For three decades we have been told that for our health and to lose weight we all should eat a diet based on carbohydrate foods: breads, pasta, fruit and vegetables, and low in fat.

Over the period there has been such a dramatic increase in obesity and related diseases that recently there has been a strong backlash: cut out foods high in carbohydrates and eat a lot more fat. In the 1990s and increasingly over the past year, this latest ‘fad’ diet has taken the world by storm.

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