I wonder what the diet consisted of. It was probably pretty high in O6 and vegetable oil. So the results weren't as good as they could have been.Levels of the stress hormone cortisol and C-reactive protein -- an indicator of inflammation in the body -- were higher during the low-carb phase of the study.
"The metabolic benefits of this diet may be undermined by more inflammation and higher cortisol, both of which can increase heart disease and stroke risk over time," Ludwig says.
But hell, it's a step in the right direction (away from calories-in-calories-out) and they note that more study is warranted. I'm pleased!