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Dean Ornish Pedals More Tripe, AWLR Responds

In the September 22 New York Times Opinion Pages, Dr. Dean Ornish pedals more tripe about healthy eating in an opinion piece entitled, “Eating for Health, Not Weight“.  The piece is a startling ramble that vacillates between vainglorious self promotion of his own (rather limited) research, and willful misinterpretation of the facts and conclusions resulting from some JAMA research supporting the health benefits of low carbohydrate eating. Really, should you trust a doctor that ignores and misrepresents research, compares low carb diets to abusing amphetamines, and tries to support this assertion by misrepresenting a study’s actual conclusions about how low carb diets affect C-Reactive Protein (CRP) levels in participants?
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Which Diet Works Best?

This question comes up quite frequently, and I’m going to stay away from answering it in terms of absolutes.  The notion that there’s one diet that works best for everyone is pretty ridiculous, so we just won’t go there.

With that said, there are a couple of studies that support my choice of a low-carb diet:
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