New Paper – Elevated LDL-Cholesterol with a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet: Evidence for a ‘Lean Mass Hyper-Responder’ Phenotype


A new paper in published via Current Developments in Nutrition analyzes data regarding cholesterol and carb restricted diets.


  • Increased LDL-C on Low Carb Diets strongly associate with leanness (low BMI) and low triglyceride/HDL-C ratio
  • Modest intervention of added carbs reduced LDL-C in case series
  • Further analysis of “Lean Mass Hyper-responder” subcategory