A high-protein, low-carb diet may do wonders for your thighs, but it may not be so hot for your heart, says new research. The study, which followed 43,000 women for 16 years, found that a decrease in carbs and an increase in protein was linked with raised cardiovascular disease risk.

By News & Views
November 20, 2012
"You need some protein, so pick lean meats, because the fat in meat would be more saturated and higher in cholesterol," says Dr. Gerbstadt. "Marinate a nice lean cut of meat in a vinaigrette and make a London broil or a stir-fry, where you're adding healthy fat [by cooking in oil] and not using the animal fat." Try this recipe: Sirloin Tips With Vegetables
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A high-protein, low-carb diet may do wonders for your thighs, but it may not be so hot for your heart, says new research. The study, which followed 43,000 women for 16 years, found that a decrease in carbs and an increase in protein was linked with raised cardiovascular disease risk. Health's Dr. Roshini Raj recommends portion control and a diet high in whole grains, fruit, and vegetables instead.

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