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Study: Low-carb diet could lead to AFib

(NBC) – A new study suggests eating a low-carb diet may be bad for your heart.

Chinese researchers studied health records of nearly 14,000 people spanning more than 20 years.

Those who ate low-carb diets were more likely to develop the heart rhythm disorder Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib.

This is compared to those who ate more carbs as part of their diet.

Experts say it is possible that avoiding starchy vegetables, fruits and grains may cause more inflammation, which is linked to AFib.

More research is needed to determine the relationship between low carb diets and the heart condition.

NBC News

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