Dec 8, 2018
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Help us let the NIH know that low-carb diets should be on its research agenda

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Are you a low-carb practitioner or have you personally experienced the power of low-carb diets to improve your health? If your answer is yes, please take a minute to write to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to suggest that low-carb diets should be included in its 10-year plan for nutrition research. Unfortunately, a draft plan, issued by the NIH in mid-November, does not mention low-carb diets. This plan, once finalized in early 2019, will drive the NIH’s nutrition research agenda, especially clinical trials, for the next decade. The NIH is an important source of research funds and adds to…

NIH plan for clinical nutrition trials

Are you a low-carb practitioner or have you personally experienced the power of low-carb diets to improve your health?

If your answer is yes, please take a minute to write to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to suggest that low-carb diets should be included in its 10-year plan for nutrition research.

Unfortunately, a draft plan, issued by the NIH in mid-November, does not mention low-carb diets. This plan, once finalized in early 2019, will drive the NIH’s nutrition research agenda, especially clinical trials, for the next decade. The NIH is an important source of research funds and adds to the credibility of the trials it underwrites. With the burgeoning type 2 diabetes epidemic and the strong evidence of the power of low-carb diets to improve outcomes for these patients, it is particularly alarming that low-carb diet trials are not part of the NIH’s research agenda.

Comments on the draft plan (pdf available here) are due by December 15th, so please try to get your feedback in during the coming week. Your voice matters. Let it be heard!

Please email your comments to nutritionresearch@niddk.nih.gov.

The plan is over 60 pages, but for a concise summary of the plan and the entire situation, please see The Nutrition Coalition’s thorough post.

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