There is growing evidence that suggests that the modern human diet is responsible for many of our modern disease epidemics (obesity, diabetes etc). The hypothesis states that we evolved to eat largely meat and vegetables and a small amount of carbohydrate. Modern agriculture has turned that on its head - nowadays, carbohydrate makes up the bulk of our diet because it is cheap, delicious and addictive.
One observation which seems to back up this theory is that the only species on the planet that has a problem with obesity is the human being (and some of our domesticated animals which we have forced our diet upon). Animals that eat the diet that they evolved to eat don’t get overweight, indeed their body weight self regulates.
If you accept the above (which I am sure many will not*), then it is logical to say that carbohydrate intake is an INDIRECT cause of some people’s AF. But perhaps we can go a step further…. could carbohydrate be a DIRECT cause of AFib? Is it possible that the reason that athletes are 5 times more likely to get AFib is because they eat even more carbs than normal people?
My question to you - has anyone removed carbohydrate from their diet and seen an effect on their AFib?
*see a film called The Magic Pill (2018), if you would like to see the evidence.