|Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Issues Statistically Unreliable Findings|
On November 20, 2003, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) issued a report questioning the safety of low-carb diets and requesting that the federal government investigate what the group sees as a health-safety issue. In the belief that a lie that goes unchecked is often perceived as the truth, low-carb experts Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades have written a thorough, science-based rebuttal to the PCRM's charges.
The Eades' rebuttal is available at www.lowcarbiz.com and can also be downloaded in a PDF format. Basically, this rebuttal asserts that the PCRM's report uses what is at best anecdotal information, using voluntary on-line respondents who represent only one one-thousandth of one percent of individuals following a low-carbohydrate diet, or a total of 118 respondents.
The Eades go on to challenge all of the report's statements, using scientific data from at least a dozen scientifically sound studies showing the low-carb regimen to be a safe and effective way to lose excess weight.
Dean Rotbart, executive editor of LowCarbiz, the weekly newsletter that covers all aspects of the burgeoning low-carb industry, felt obligated to present the other side of this issue and immediately contacted the Eades to craft a scientific rebuttal to the so-called findings of the PCRM report. The data supporting the efficacy of a modified low-carb diet continues to accumulate, and as the studies increase in number, the Eades believe the safety of the low-carb lifestyle will be firmly established once and for all.
Michael R. Eades, M.D., and Mary Dan Eades, M.D. are globally recognized for their pioneering efforts in the field of metabolic medicine. This dynamic husband-and-wife team has helped literally millions of people lose weight and improve their health. The doctors' success in their private practice led to their co-authoring the breakthrough bestseller Protein Power. First published in 1995, the book remained on The New York Times bestseller list for well over a year and has sold more than 3 million copies to date. Since Protein Power, the Eades have published four other successful books, including Protein Power Lifeplan and The 30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution. Both doctors will be the featured keynote speakers at LowCarbiz's upcoming industry conference, The Low-Carb Summit, set for January 2004 in Denver.
Members of the press who wish to interview either Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades or LowCarbiz Executive Editor Dean Rotbart can do so by contacting Donna Moreno, APR, at 303.296-1200, ext. 102. The Eades rebuttal is available free of charge at www.lowcarbiz.com.