3/17/2011

A short-term study of 17 obese men in the U.K. showed that eating a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet resulted in changes in certain metabolites linked to cancer, suggesting that this type of diet could harm the colon if followed long term. The study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition did not show a specific disease risk, but researchers said it was important for people to follow weight-loss regimens that allow for adequate fiber intake.

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