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Is Low carb diet a risk for AF?

I’d really appreciate hearing advice from you as I know you have a vast amount of knowledge. A friend has sent me the link below regarding low carb diets causing AF. I’ve changed my diet to low carb: moderate amounts of fat, beans, nuts, seeds, chicken, fish, colourful vegetables, some fruits, and kefir. I’ve done this after posting on here last week about being newly diagnosed with AF. I was advised to read as much as I could. So I’ve been reading lots of info on here and subsequent links, and other sites, books etc. I want to lose half a stone but more importantly I want to nourish my body with real whole food. I’ve ditched sugar, processed foods, flour, alcohol, artificially sweetened foods, caffeine, rice and pasta. I’d be pleased to hear what you think about this. I’m meeting my cardiologist for the first time in 5 weeks and would like to be making good choices before then, for the right reasons. Thank you. Here’s the link. dailymail.co.uk/health/arti...

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I’m no expert but I don’t think your plan is Keto, that is almost no carb and high protein I think? The way you are eating sounds sensible to me, enough of the high quality, low Gi carbs in beans, fruit and veggies. I may sound like a cynic but I’m not sure how reliable the Daily Mail is. 😕

Trust your instincts, how do you feel? Do you feel well? Energised and healthy?

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Thanks

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Have you joined the LCHF forum? If you post your query there, you'll get plenty of helpful replies healthunlocked.com/lchf-diet

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Thanks. Will do.

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The difficulty is, that the study hasn't been published yet, and is only going to be presented verbally in a few weeks. So No one can analyse yet all the assumptions the cardiologists have made in undertaking the study.

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Just googled, and you may find this interesting: dietdoctor.com/inaccurate-n...

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Well spotted, Stoozie :)

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Thank you Stoozie.

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helpful link thank you

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Hi Singingbunty - if you are researching try googling something like 'low carb high fat diet research' and then select the Google scholar option. This will give you the actual articles and not a newspaper's interpretation of them. That can be difficult to read so look for the summary. In short though you do need to ensure you eat enough roughage to keep your heart functioning properly. Cutting down on alcohol and caffeine are both recommended. Good luck!

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Hi Mazza. Not heard of Google scholar. Thanks for the tip. And the support.

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No problem. I work in a cardiology dept (computer clinical programming). I also do a lot of research for my degree. Let me know how you get on but don't be too worried as it can be treated usually.

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That’s really kind of you thanks

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