Laura Dolson at her Low Carb Diets Blog today reports on a recent study that compared micronutrient levels in three diets: Atkins, Zone, and LEARN. Visit her post for the surprising and worrisome results of this study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
[In a nutshell, “micronutrients” are important vitamins and minerals present in small amounts in our food.]
Monica Reinagel has also reviewed the study. I respect both of their opinions.
Steve Parker, M.D., author of The Advanced Mediterranean Diet
2 responses to “Is Your Diet Deficient in Micronutrients?”
I wonder how relevant the “necessary” amounts of these micronutrients are. I think physiological and biochemical markers would be more relevant – blood pressure, HDL/LDL, HbA1c, etc – than the dietary allowances.
Agreed. The RDA’s (recommended daily allowances) also have a fair amount of wiggle room built in.