I'd like to know about the carbs too.
Good find on the science daily!
So I've gathered that compared to the "Standard Diet" there was 9% more atherosclerosis with the "Western Diet" which was 15 percent protein.
And there was 15% more atherosclerosis with the "low-carb/high-protein" diet which was 45 percent protein.
Both had the same % of fat... so that may not be the biggest factor here. (Although I bet they still used Omega 6)
But check out that percentage with the "low-carb/high-protein" group which showed the most atherosclerosis... 45 percent!!
Let's break that down into how that would relate to someone eating a 2,000 calorie diet.
45% of total calories would be 900 calories.
Divide that by 4 (the number of calories per gram in protein.)
You get 225 grams of protein.
That's a lot! Good luck getting that down your throat if you're eating a 2,000 calorie diet.
Besides the fact that I don't know how a rat's body reacts to that much protein... I don't think that's good to do regardless. Not unless you *really* need it, like if you're breaking down muscle tissue like Arnonld Schwarzenegger on a roided out rampage.
Anyhow, my guess is that there's something else going on other than just "low carbs."