...considered the authoritative reference on how to adopt a plant-based diet. Internationally acclaimed vegan dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina specifically designed this fully referenced, comprehensive edition to meet the needs of health professionals, academic librarians, and curriculum developers as well as lay readers with a deep interest in nutrition.
...a Harvard study that tracked almost 130,000 participants reported that low-carbohydrate diets were associated with a 12 percent increase in all-cause mortality. However, when the researchers separated the participants based on their protein sources, those consuming animal-rich, low-carbohydrate diets had a 23 percent higher all-cause mortality, a 14 percent higher cardiovascular mortality, and a 28 percent higher cancer mortality. In contrast, those consuming plant-rich, low-carbohydrate diets had a 20 percent lower all-cause mortality and a 23 percent lower cardiovascular mortality.
There's no question that low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets are effective for weight loss in the short term; however, this benefit becomes irrelevant when weighed against their long-term impact on all-cause mortality.