Study suggests using caution when restricting carbohydrates for weight loss due to atrial fibrillation concern.
Reducing carbs could spell trouble for your heart, based on a recent study that linked low carbohydrate consumption to increased risk for atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart rhythm disorder. Findings presented recently at the American College of Cardiology’s 68thAnnual Scientific Session suggest using caution when restricting carbohydrates for weight loss. The study, which analyzed the health records for nearly 14,000 people over more than two decades, is the first to look at the relationship between carbohydrate intake and risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib).
AFib, the most common type of heart rhythm disorder, affects as many as 6.1 million U.S. adults and dramatically increases stroke risk. While a healthy lifestyle helps reduce risk for AFib and other heart problems, little is known about the long-term impact of low-carb diets on heart health.
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