Recent randomized controlled trials document that low-carbohydrate diets not only decrease body weight but also improve cardiovascular risk factors. In light of this evidence from randomized controlled trials, dietary guidelines should be re-visited advocating a healthy low carbohydrate dietary pattern as an alternative dietary strategy for the prevention of obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
The low-carbohydrate diet and cardiovascular risk factors: Evidence from epidemiologic studies
Hu (2014). "The low-carbohydrate diet and cardiovascular risk factors: Evidence from epidemiologic studies." Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases.