In short, this study suggests that perhaps in the context of a high carbohydrate diet, increasing saturated fat intake may raise total cholesterol, but does not tell us if that rise is comprised largely of LDL or HDL. It demonstrates no increase in atherosclerosis as a result. It doesn’t tell us anything about the effects of a low carbohydrate diet, because there’s no mention of anyone in the study actually eating a low carbohydrate diet. And because it is an observational study, it proves nothing. Nothing at all.
A new study out of Canada reveals something about a popular breakfast food that people who are livin’ la vida low-carb already know about. Published in the lastest issue of Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the study found that eating just 2 eggs for breakfast helps keep people satisfied longer than a small bagel does because of the high amount of protein contained in them. As a result, study participants had less hunger and actually took in fewer calories over the next full day as a result.