Do Low Carb Diets Raise Cholesterol?

One of the concerns of the low-carb diet revolution that has swept the Western world over the last 20 years is that these diets may have a negative effect on long term health. In particular, some health professionals have suggested that individuals who adhere to a low carb diet tend to have higher cholesterol levels and therefore an increased risk of heart disease as a result of higher consumption of fat, particularly saturated fat. Fortunately, most studies have found low-carb diets to have little or no negative impact on cardiovascular health.