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Editor's Correspondence
October 10, 2005

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Study Has Serious Flaws

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Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(18):2170. doi:10.1001/archinte.165.18.2170-a

I believe the editors did the ARCHIVES and the public trust a disservice by publishing the article by Aude et al.1 While it is possible that this research has something useful to add to the important debate on how to promote weight loss in the United States, the glaring flaws in the study protocol (as published) make its findings entirely speculative.

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