The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 4 February 2011

Low-carbohydrate diets improve blood flow

Published in Metabolism. 2009 Dec;58(12):1769-77. Epub 2009 Jul 25.

Effects of dietary carbohydrate restriction versus low-fat diet on flow-mediated dilation.
Volek JS, Ballard KD, Silvestre R, Judelson DA, Quann EE, Forsythe CE, Fernandez ML, Kraemer WJ.
Department of Kinesiology and the Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1110, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The findings of the study show that a low-carbohydrate diet improves post-meal blood vessel flow more than a low fat diet in overweight men and women.

AMAZON UK Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life
AMAZON USA Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life