What does low carb do to your bones? There is a lingering idea that eating low carb could result in osteoporosis, due to making blood acidic and leeching minerals from the bones.
However, this theory has a few problems. For example, under normal circumstances the pH of the blood does not change depending on what diet you eat. The blood pH is tightly controlled within a very narrow span – or we’d die.
Testing the theory
More importantly, this idea has been tested several times. A newly published study found the same thing as two earlier studies.
All three studies told a group of people to go on a strict low-carb diet (below 20 grams a day) and followed them for up to two years, comparing the results to a group on a high-carb diet.