Low-carb alcohol – the evidence
This guide is based on scientific evidence, following our policy for evidence-based guides.
It’s written by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, with the latest major update on August 29, 2019.1 Additional research and fact-checking by Franziska Spritzler, RD. The guide was medically reviewed by Dr. Bret Scher, MD, on August 20, 2019.
The guide contains scientific references. You can find these in the notes throughout the text, and click the links to read the peer-reviewed scientific papers. When appropriate we include a grading of the strength of the evidence, with a link to our policy on this. Our evidence-based guides are updated at least once per year to reflect and reference the latest science on the topic.
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While a low-carb diet has many proven benefits, it’s still controversial. The main potential danger regards medications, especially for diabetes, where doses may need to be adapted. Discuss any changes in medication and relevant lifestyle changes with your doctor. Full disclaimer
This guide is written primarily for adults with health issues, including obesity, that could benefit from a low-carb diet.
We don’t recommend counting calories, which is controversial. To learn more about the rationale for this, see our guide on restricting calories for weight loss.
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The latest update includes several modest changes in the text and the addition of several scientific references. ↩
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